Batman 3 rumour alert: giant mutant crocodile incoming?


8th October 2010

If Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar is to be believed, then yes. But in another, more accurate way, no.

I have every faith that Christopher Nolan will deliver a thrilling third chapter of his Batman franchise, no matter which villains he uses, which storylines he filches from comics or how many fanboy tongues are lodged in his bum-hole. Frankly, I can't wait for the day the plot is revealed, because until then, we get daily rumours, of which 99% are likely to be untrue.

Mark Millar, the creator of Kick-Ass and famed gob-shite, is claiming that he knows the villains for Batman 3. Only, being a big fat liar and everything, he's not telling everyone. He took to Twitter to flap his lip, saying:

"Oh, wait. Con gossip: I know who the villain(s) are in Batman 3 and the big scene outside Gotham sounds awesome. Totally timely locale.

"One of the villains is from my favourite childhood run on the character. Again, very unexpected."
Apparently, all signs point to Killer Croc, a giant ex-wrestler turned criminal from the Deep South with a birth defect that lets him breathe under water. Why? Other unconfirmed reports suggested the movie would shoot in New Orleans, which tallies with the swampy setting said Croc would need. Also, Killer Croc's first run in comic-book land was in 1983, when Millar would have been 13. Case closed.

Of course, none of this takes into consideration the fact that Mark Millar is absolutely full of shit and will take any opportunity to make himself heard, especially when he's got something to sell (on this occasion, it's his comic-book monthly, CLiNT). If you'll remember a while back, he was mouthing off about how a "major Hollywood director" had approached him about his take on a new Superman, which predictably came to nothing.

Also, everything about both of Chris Nolan's Bat-tales to date has been rooted in reality (aside from the odd Bat sonarphone here and there). How exactly does a giant, mutated crocodile wrestler fit into that universe? Bear in mind the role would almost certainly have to be played by an actual wrestler, and that Triple H is available for work. No. Perish the thought.

Let's put this rumour waaay on the back-burner. I prefer the one about the animatronic Heath Ledger, if I'm being perfectly honest.

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