With all of the mystery surrounding The Dark Knight Rises, we still don’t have a concrete rogues gallery for the movie yet. We know about Catwoman and Bane, but there has been some further casting done for the movie that leads many to believe there is still another villain or two to announce. One is Talia, which would tie the movie back to Begins, and the other is the persistent rumor that Hugo Strange will pop up. Gary Oldman gave an interview to E! that fuels that speculation:
“I think it’s a villain from one of the old, old, from way back from the old comics,” Oldman told us at Monday’s Red Riding Hood premiere in Hollywood. “It is a Batman villian… It’s not going to be the Joker.”
The only remaining Batman villain who fits that description, and would fit with the Nolan-verse, is Hugo Strange; as there’s no way he is going to do the Penguin and I believe there are even quotes with Nolan saying that the Penguin just wouldn’t work with his realistic take.