With Warner Bros reportedly fast-tracking a new solo Batman movie for the DC Extended Universe, speculation has begun about who Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader will fight first. If one report is to be believed, the first DCEU Batman movie may feature Red Hood, a.k.a. former Robin Jason Todd, as the main villain. So far, so good. But then it was also mentioned that The Joker would appear, as well. Given the Clown Prince of Crime’s connections to Todd, it makes sense that he would be included in the story, but it does bring one thought: this new era of Batman can’t fall back on only using different versions of the same villains from previous movies.

Many of Batman’s most famous enemies have been seen in either the Burton/Schumacher series or the Nolan series. Heck, a few appeared in both continuities. There are still plenty of Batman villains that haven’t had their due yet on the big screen, and this new series is the perfect chance for that to change. We’ve compiled a list of the antagonists that need to be introduced in the new Batman movie or in one of its sequels. Whether they’re the main baddies or acting in a supporting role, they all bring something new to the table. Oh, and to clarify, we also won’t be including villains already announced to appear, so no Harley Quinn and Killer Croc, since they’re getting their chance to shine in Suicide Squad.

Mad Hatter
Mad Hatter
When it comes to overall creepiness, Jervis Tetch, a.k.a. The Mad Hatter, is among the top ranking in Batman’s rogues gallery. He’s of course inspired by the figure from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and often times he makes his subordinates dress like other characters from the classic book. Because his grip on reality is loose at best, he often comes across as childish, even though he’s extremely intelligent. His main tools are the mind control he inserts into hats and other headwear, allowing him to control whoever is wearing them. As far as being a physical threat goes, Mad Hatter isn’t particularly noteworthy (though he has held his own with Batman on a few occasions), but as a psychological threat, he can be especially terrifying as a movie’s main villain, akin to what Scarecrow was in Batman Begins.

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