They say that of all the comic book super heroes, Batman has the best villains. After all, Batman’s rogues gallery is populated by villainous all stars like the Joker, Riddler, Two-Face, Penguin and Catwoman. Even some of the Dark Knight’s lamer villains like Kite Man have fans.
After the recent success of Joker, Variety reported that DC and Warner Brothers are now planning on making more R-rated solo movies based on Batman’s other enemies. Movie Web speculates that the next Gotham rogues to hit the big screen will be the Penguin, the Riddler and Catwoman. However the fate of their spinoff movies would be directly tied to the success of the The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, ands will likely involve the actors playing these criminals in Matt Reeves’ film. Collin Farrell will be playing Oswald Cobblepot (Penguin), Paul Dano is going to have the role of Edward Nigma (Riddler), and Zoe Kravitz has been cast as Selina Kyle (Catwoman).
It has been awhile since Penguin and Riddler have appeared in a live action medium since Gotham ended, so it might be interesting to see how the studio handles their characters. Let’s also hope that if Catwoman gets a spinoff, it turns out a lot better than the 2004 Catwoman movie! And who knows… maybe even Kite Man will end up getting his own movie. Hell yeah!