No Catwoman and Penguin for Batman Begins 3

Thank God someone over there has some sense, even if I don’t always like how he goes about writing them into the movies. The guy in question is David Goyer, who recently spoke to Digital Spy and made it very clear that he and the Batman Begins gang has no plans to introduce either Catwoman or The Penguin into “Batman Begins 3″, or whatever it ends up being called. Damn straight, Goyer. Why keep re-introducing the same bloody characters, when Batman’s Rogues Gallery is as massive as it is? They got it right by using Ra’s Al Ghul in the first one, and I suppose it was inevitable that the Joker eventually showed up in the second one.

Here’s what Goyer said:

“Batman has been published for 70 years. In the first movie, we used Ra’s Al Ghul and the Scarecrow, who had not been in the movies before, and had not been in the ’60s TV show before.

“There are dozens if not hundreds of other characters that fit that bill. Everyone says it’s got to be the Penguin or Catwoman [in the next film]… well I completely disagree.”

My suggestions for villains in the third one: Two-Face. That’s it. Aaron Eckhart vs. Christian Bale. Is that too much to ask?

Although I have to admit, if they can get someone to fill out the black latex as well as Michelle Pfeiffer did (ahem, below), and floated test photos of it around, I may reconsider the Catwoman stuff… But the Penguin? Too stupid a character for words, that one. And oh yes, don’t even think about the Riddler, too.

Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman



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  • Metabug

    If they are going to redo old villains, based on how badly they were butchered by Schumacher, Bane should be at the top of the list, followed by Mr. Freeze. Out of the ones they haven’t done before, I’d love to see Clayface (doubt it’s gonna happen) or Mad Hatter. While it’s true there are hundreds of villains in batman universe, they are only so many well-known ones without supernatural powers that can be adapted into the movie.

    Burton’s version of Catwoman and Penguin were amazing, there’s really no good reasons to put a priority on re-imagining them. I don’t know who those “everyone” that are saying they gotta redo them are, but they have no clue what they are talking about.

  • Metabug

    If they are going to redo old villains, based on how badly they were butchered by Schumacher, Bane should be at the top of the list, followed by Mr. Freeze. Out of the ones they haven’t done before, I’d love to see Clayface (doubt it’s gonna happen) or Mad Hatter. While it’s true there are hundreds of villains in batman universe, they are only so many well-known ones without supernatural powers that can be adapted into the movie.

    Burton’s version of Catwoman and Penguin were amazing, there’s really no good reasons to put a priority on re-imagining them. I don’t know who those “everyone” that are saying they gotta redo them are, but they have no clue what they are talking about.

  • ek

    Just make sure there are no Robin & BatGirl, in next Batman.
    Catwoman , I want her in , the is a very complex, strong and fun character. They should have her for lover/enemy on next batman.

  • ek

    Just make sure there are no Robin & BatGirl, in next Batman.
    Catwoman , I want her in , the is a very complex, strong and fun character. They should have her for lover/enemy on next batman.

  • ek

    Just make sure there are no Robin & BatGirl, in next Batman.
    Catwoman , I want her in , the is a very complex, strong and fun character. They should have her for lover/enemy on next batman.

  • David M

    I love Batman and my favorite villians are Penguin and Catwoman i minus well just give up on these films if they want other villians cuz it HAS TO BE PENGUIN AND CATWOMAN! they r the most famous villians after the Joker.

    • F

      It’s “might as well”, not “minus well”.

    • F

      It’s “might as well”, not “minus well”.

  • David M

    I love Batman and my favorite villians are Penguin and Catwoman i minus well just give up on these films if they want other villians cuz it HAS TO BE PENGUIN AND CATWOMAN! they r the most famous villians after the Joker.

  • David M

    I love Batman and my favorite villians are Penguin and Catwoman i minus well just give up on these films if they want other villians cuz it HAS TO BE PENGUIN AND CATWOMAN! they r the most famous villians after the Joker.

    • F

      It’s “might as well”, not “minus well”.

  • Jeremiah

    What?? You guys are silly, we need frsh new villains. Bring in Clayface and Manbat, or better yet, bring in Bane exactly as he was in the comics, insanely stron and smarter than bruce wayne. They could even follow the storyline where Bane and Batman find out they are brothers.

    • Gallo

      They never found out they’re brothers, because they’re not. Bane assumed he and Bruce Wayne had the same father and there was a “possibility” that they were brothers, but then Bane found his real father, King Snake.

  • Jeremiah

    What?? You guys are silly, we need frsh new villains. Bring in Clayface and Manbat, or better yet, bring in Bane exactly as he was in the comics, insanely stron and smarter than bruce wayne. They could even follow the storyline where Bane and Batman find out they are brothers.