Batman: The Enemy Within pits Bruce Wayne towards a brutal model of the Riddler who kidnaps his victims and locations them in his nefarious and lethal “Dying Traps.” Think about a Noticed-style contraption however your destiny is reliant on how good you might be at decoding rhyming clues. The sport greater than units a precedent for a grimmer and extra murderous model of the villain than we’re used to.
It’s clear that The Batman goes to go a distinct route from what we’ve seen earlier than and pitting a younger Bruce Wayne towards a burgeoning serial killer looks as if a really new take. And it additionally matches with the extra emotionally pushed and tonally bleak story that Reeves defined was motivated by the murders that we noticed within the trailer. It was actually fascinating to listen to Reeves speaking about how the killings are linked to a deeper corruption that runs by means of Gotham and its personal historical past.
Perhaps this model of The Riddler is aware of one thing deeper in regards to the Waynes and their function in constructing the crime-ridden metropolis that Batman so deeply desires to guard. If Bruce finds out that his mother and father weren’t the heroes he thought they had been, this might undoubtedly change how he sees his function as Gotham’s protector. No matter occurs, it’s clear that the Riddler has arrived to interrupt the Bat. With Penguin, Catwoman, Carmine Falcone, and a gang of face-patined goons additionally working to make Gotham a dwelling hell, it appears to be like like Batman is in for a hell of a combat.
And whereas we’d not see the Riddler constructing intricate homicide machines in The Batman, he undoubtedly looks as if he’s on some very gnarly and lethal enterprise that can drive a stake into the guts of the Darkish Knight and what he believes. Now whether or not or not you suppose I’m proper, otherwise you suppose that masks means we could be seeing the arrival of Hush and even the Court docket of Owls, is as much as you!