Reason Nolan never used Enigma in the Dark Knight trilogy

If Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy stands out for anything, it's because of the use of the classic Batman villains, but it seems that Enigma did not fit his vision.

Enigma (Riddler) is a character from DC Comics which would be fascinating to see in the cinema with the director's hyperrealistic perspective Christopher Nolan. So it's funny that he never included it in his Dark Knight trilogy, although Warner Bros. pressed for it to be.

In the Dark Knight trilogy (2005, 2008 and 2012) we were able to see Ra’s al Ghul, Talia al Ghul, Joker, The Scarecrow, Two Faces, Bane and Catwoman. I mean, a nice collection of villains from Batmanbut maybe they were missing The Penguin and Enigma.

According to the writer David S. Goyer who worked on the story of the three movies, said that the film studio wanted Enigma to be the big villain in part three and they were in talks with Leonardo Dicaprio to give it life. But it seems that Christopher Nolan He did not accept this, because he wanted to go in a totally different direction. He wanted an epic war in a besieged Gotham. So Enigma's mind games may not have been what interested him most at the time.

The director and actor had already worked together on Origin (2010).

As we already know, director Christopher Nolan often uses his trusted actors for all his films, which is why so many performers of the Dark Knight trilogy have also been in Origin (2010), Interstellar (2014) or Dunkirk (2017). So Leonardo DiCaprio's presence would not have been an impediment, he just wanted Bane (Tom Hardy) to be the main villain and Talia al Ghul (Marion Cotillard) the threat in the shadows.

Seeing the plot that was raised in The Dark Knight Rises from 2012, it's hard to know where Enigma might fit. Since Christopher Nolan surely would have come up with a spectacular version, but the story would have to be very different.

Matt Reeves if that will include Enigma. He will be one of the villains in the new version of Batman starring Robert Pattinson and will be played by Paul Dano. Although we do not know if it is the old desire of Warner Bros. or simply that the director and screenwriter wanted to introduce it at all costs.

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