We have been given the villains for “The Batman”: Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin. What I don’t understand is: if you are going to try and invigorate the Batman franchise why weigh it down with too many villains? Batman will get lost in the shuffle. The villains are also three of the more well-known malcontents in Gotham.
The only way this could work (in my head canon) is that Penguin is a background presence. We get to see him occasionally, but he is known as the “man to see” when trying to fence valuables and find specialized equipment. The Riddler should be the main protagonist. Nigma’s brains and calculating mind could make for a very different overtone in a Batman movie. This would showcase Batman’s detective skills and his brilliant intellect. I believe Catwoman should be used sparingly. Batman could be after her at the opening of the movie and she gets away. Then have news reports talk of “burglaries” all over Gotham. In his fight with Riddler, she could pop up as Selina in a scene. Maybe we could see her watching Batman as he patrols.
Robert Pattinson has enough to do trying to prove himself as Batman. Let Batman’s abilities be the focus of the movie. Don’t let him get bogged down with three villains trying for equal screen time. Oh and PLEASE don’t show Bruce’s origin again. We all know it. Well, that’s my take on this subject. What do you all think?