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The Classic Villain Zack Snyder Wants To See In A Sequel To The Batman

More than two years after Robert Pattinson was cast in the titular role for Matt Reeves' upcoming "The Batman," the first trailer for the project was released and fans, some of whom were initially uncertain whether Pattinson was the right man from the job, were ecstatic. As the first live-action Batman film to follow Zack Snyder's run on the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), "The Batman" has a tough job. It must satisfy diehard comic book fans while also feeling materially different from the Batman of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," and the widely acclaimed "Dark Knight" trilogy made by Christopher Nolan earlier in the century. The creatives attached to the project seem to have solved this dilemma by drawing inspiration from some of Batman's most interesting and iconic comic book source material, including Jeph Loeb's "The Long Halloween" and Frank Miller's "Year One."

With the hype created by the new trailer, speculation has begun to surge regarding what the future of Matt Reeves' "The Batman" series might look like. The trailer teased both Riddler (Paul Dano) and Penguin (Colin Farrell) as villains and gave us the first glimpse of Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, so naturally, before the first movie has even debuted, some folks have begun to speculate on which bad guys might show up in a sequel. One such individual is Zack Snyder, who knows a thing or two about directing "Batman" movies, and he's got a brilliant casting suggestion for the perfect villain to put in the sequel.

Zack Snyder thinks Mr. Freeze would be 'so cool'

During an interview on the "Post-Credit Podcast," Zack Snyder was asked which villains he'd like to see Matt Reeves include in a future "Batman" film, and he was quick to come up with an answer. "Mr. Freeze! Because Matthias [Schoenaerts] was saying, 'I want to play Mr. Freeze!' Yeah, that would be cool!" Snyder clarified that he also had "a concept" for putting Riddler into the DCEU, saying, "The Riddler was the one who kind of figured out the Anti-Life Equation on Earth," but acknowledged that Reeves' film will now get the honor of introducing that character.

Snyder is also excited to see Penguin, the umbrella-wielding Gotham mob boss who will feature as a secondary villain in the upcoming "The Batman," explaining, "That's a great character ... It has an inherent camp to it that would be awesome to see how you can deconstruct it and make it into something crazy."

Clearly, no longer having his hands on the DCEU reins won't stop a superfan like Snyder from continuing to occupy his imagination with its beloved characters.