Tom Hardy, last seen in Inception and who played Picard’s evil clone in Star Trek: Nemesis has been picked by Chris Nolan for the next Batman film. They didn’t say for what role, but Hardy is great at playing villains. Here is his viruoso performance in Bronson, which was about Britain’s most violent prisoner.
I remember when Nolan picked Heath Ledger for the Joker. I was like, well, not my pick. But he was amazing. I could see Hardy taking on someone like the Riddler, for example, and really making him scary.