UPDATE: This article was written before the release of The LEGO Batman Movie.
From major supporting figures like Robin, Alfred and Commissioner Gordon to prominent villains like the Joker, Two-Face and Catwoman, movie audiences have come to know many Batman characters well over the years.
Heck, even more overtly comic book-y characters like Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy have made their way to the big screen (not well, grant you, but they still made it). And the upcoming DC Shared Universe looks set to mine even deeper into Batman’s mythos to serve up characters fresh to the cinema screen, like Harley Quinn and Killer Croc in Suicide Squad.
However, there are some Batman characters who will never get their chance to appear in a blockbuster movie. Just in time for the arrival of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, we’ve decided to take a look at eight Batman characters you shouldn’t expect to see in a movie.
Whether they derive from the wacky Silver Age of comics (whose stories are often looked at today with either a wry smile or full-on laughter) or are just a bizarrely-conceived modern creation, we wouldn’t hold out much hope for Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight to encounter them anytime soon…