No Catwoman and Penguin for Batman Begins 3

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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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  • 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.

  • Brian Dawkins

    I think Manbat can work now that I’ve seen THE DARK KNIGHT. Since Gordon and the Gotham Police are now chasing Batman and making him look like the villain, Manbat can come in and make true crime, with the police/media believing it was actually BATMAN.

    I also think the Riddler can work in this franchise. I can see Batman and Gordon working together to figure out the riddles that are placed at each crime scene.

    • Rich

      I like this idea. I mean, if ur talking about the opening to Dark Knight where all those guys are trying to take down Scarecrow & Chechen with machine guns whilst posing as an army of Batmen then it definitely could work. I mean if one of them just goes that bit too far and oversteps the mark, cos it wouldn’t be beyond the more realistic aims of Nolan and Goyer.

      • Gallo

        The problem is Man-Bat looks exactly like an actual bat, and nothing like Batman.

    • Rich

      I like this idea. I mean, if ur talking about the opening to Dark Knight where all those guys are trying to take down Scarecrow & Chechen with machine guns whilst posing as an army of Batmen then it definitely could work. I mean if one of them just goes that bit too far and oversteps the mark, cos it wouldn’t be beyond the more realistic aims of Nolan and Goyer.

  • Brian Dawkins

    I think Manbat can work now that I’ve seen THE DARK KNIGHT. Since Gordon and the Gotham Police are now chasing Batman and making him look like the villain, Manbat can come in and make true crime, with the police/media believing it was actually BATMAN.

    I also think the Riddler can work in this franchise. I can see Batman and Gordon working together to figure out the riddles that are placed at each crime scene.

  • Brian Dawkins

    I think Manbat can work now that I’ve seen THE DARK KNIGHT. Since Gordon and the Gotham Police are now chasing Batman and making him look like the villain, Manbat can come in and make true crime, with the police/media believing it was actually BATMAN.

    I also think the Riddler can work in this franchise. I can see Batman and Gordon working together to figure out the riddles that are placed at each crime scene.

    • Rich

      I like this idea. I mean, if ur talking about the opening to Dark Knight where all those guys are trying to take down Scarecrow & Chechen with machine guns whilst posing as an army of Batmen then it definitely could work. I mean if one of them just goes that bit too far and oversteps the mark, cos it wouldn’t be beyond the more realistic aims of Nolan and Goyer.

  • BP87

    Unfortunately, this is impossible. You’ll see why when you see the movie.

  • BP87

    Unfortunately, this is impossible. You’ll see why when you see the movie.

  • BP87

    Unfortunately, this is impossible. You’ll see why when you see the movie.

  • tyman

    Y not get Harley Quinn “Joker’s Lover” in for the 3rd movie. That character has never been in a movie yet and would be a great new female lead.

  • tyman

    Y not get Harley Quinn “Joker’s Lover” in for the 3rd movie. That character has never been in a movie yet and would be a great new female lead.

  • tyman

    Y not get Harley Quinn “Joker’s Lover” in for the 3rd movie. That character has never been in a movie yet and would be a great new female lead.