Firstly, about a year ago, there was a rumor doing the rounds that stated Affleck and Geoff Johns wanted to include as many villains in The Batman as possible.
“It’s going to be crammed with Bat villains, which means that just about every major bad guy you’ve ever wanted to see in a movie will be in this movie,” said the report. “They want to tell the ultimate Batman story, and to do so they’re going to bring in all the big guns. They’re going to have a big, sprawling Bat universe already in place.”
Again, that was never confirmed by any official source, but it does add more fuel to the fire. As to does the fact that David Ayer teased Black Mask for Gotham City Sirens earlier this year, which would make sense as it’d help connect that film to The Batman and would most likely mean that we can expect the Dark Knight to show up in the Margot Robbie-led spinoff.
So, where does this all leave us? Well, with Warner Bros. still refusing to comment on what we can expect to see, it’s hard to say for sure. But everything is adding up to the plot with Deathstroke as the main villain being ditched in favor of this new one, which will put Black Mask in the spotlight and feature many of the Caped Crusader’s adversaries. It sounds like a neat idea on paper, but frankly, we’re not so sure that it’s really the best decision.
After all, if the studio plans to throw every one of the Bat’s rogues into the film, they run the risk of over-stuffing it, which we’ve seen countless comic book movies do in the past. That’s not to say this approach can’t work out, but until we learn a little bit more about what they’re going for, we’ll remain cautiously optimistic.
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