The Batman is going to feature Robert Pattinson's Caped Crusader matching wits with The Riddler and attempting to clean up the streets of Gotham City by taking down Carmine Falcone and The Penguin. Throw in Catwoman, and it's fair to say the World's Greatest Detective will have his hands full.
Warner Bros. hasn't announced sequel plans, but it has previously been reported that director Matt Reeves is hoping to helm a trilogy. We've heard the usual rumblings about The Joker, of course, but Pattinson has his own ideas about the villains he'd like to see his Bruce Wayne square off with in the future.
"I’d love to do something like Court of Owls," he confirmed during a recent interview with Den of Geek. Introduced by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo in 2011, the group rules Gotham from the shadows, unleashing undead assassins to do their bidding. Essentially a cult made up of the city's elite, the Court of Owls pushed Batman to his limits and would make for a formidable threat.
The site notes that Pattinson also named Calendar Man, a villain who recently appeared in The Suicide Squad where he was played by Sean Gunn.
Before taking on anyone else, this Batman needs to stop The Riddler, and the actor went on to say that "[Bruce] thinks it’s his city in a weird sort of way. He thinks he’s kind of built it," adding that while the character has "the money and the castle," he'll soon learn in this movie that he "[has] absolutely no control or power over anything in the city."
Pattinson has clearly given some thought to his future as Batman, and there's a great deal that could be done with both the Court of Owls and Calendar Man. Recent rumours have even suggested the sequel could be inspired by "No Man's Land," a storyline that includes a lot of different villains.
The Batman is set to be released in theaters on March 4.