Every cinema enthusiast is awaiting the still-distant release of the Batman 3 movie. With Christopher Nolan already scouting for locations, and no news on the role Tom Hardy will be playing, Batman fans have much to debate, debase, and deliberate over.
A Batman fan site had some information to share with us about The Dark Knight Rises. While they don’t claim to know who Hardy will be playing in the final chapter in Nolan’s Batman trilogy, they do believe that he will not be essaying the role of the villainous Professor Hugo Strange, as many have speculated.
Coincidence, or not, the good professor is also the featured baddie in the video game sequel, Batman: Arkham City. Check out the latest trailer for the 2011 release video game.
Now that the cat is out of the closet, many caped crusader fanatics now believe that the buzz surrounding Strange, arises from his sudden exposure to the mainstream, courtesy of the video game follow-up, and a few characteristically cryptic references by the Nolan himself.
The rumor mill recently claimed that the film will be based on the “Prey” storyline, that appears in the the comic book Legends of The Dark Knight issues #11-15.
“Prey” was written by Doug Moench, and features Batman locking horns with Hugo Strange, who is a psychiatrist tasted by the major to a task force dedicated to hunting and taking down caped crusader.
The task force is headed by a very reluctant Jim Gordan. Catwoman also features in this story, which given where the last movie left off, would be a perfect fit for the final chapter of the Inception-director’s superhero trilogy.
Also included in this story is a detective-turned-vigilante by the name of Max Cort, who gets hypnotized by Hugo Strange to do some nasty deeds.
Should Christopher choose the “Prey” storyline, it’s safe to bet that the Tom Hardy role we have all been obsessing over is in fact that of crazed-detective Max Cort.
Of course, after seeing movies like Memento, we can’t be really confident about our own speculation about the Batman 3 movie. What about you? Do you think our logic is sound, or can Hardy, much to our horror, be playing Catwoman?!