Bane Backstory: Otherwise known as "The Man Who Broke the Bat," this masked, drug-addicted strongman is a relatively recent addition to the Batman mythos -- he first appeared in the comics in 1993 -- but he gained lasting notoriety in his debut storyline, in which he fought Batman in the Batcave and succeeded in breaking his back, leaving Batman a paraplegic. Obviously, he's gotten better. Why we want to see him: After two movies with Nolan at the helm, we get the idea that the streets of Gotham are really corrupt, but we haven't seen him address the drug problem. With Bane's serious use of the performance-enhancing drug Venom, a new dimension of the city's underworld could be addressed. Casting suggestions: Believe it or not, Bane actually had a small role in Schumacher's "Batman and Robin," though fans were horrified at the changes the filmmakers made to the character. Vinnie Jones already did the super-powered strongman bit in "X-Men: The Last Stand," so how about fellow Brit Jason Statham?
- Batman (fictional character)
- Vinnie Jones
- Robin the Boy Wonder (fictional character)
- Drug Trafficking