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Ventriloquist

Ventriloquist and Scarface Backstory: The meek son of a mafia kingpin who developed multiple-personality disorder, Arnold Wesker learns to act out his homicidal and criminal impulses through a wood dummy he names Scarface. Scarface is a criminal genius who has an abusive relationship with the man who physically controls him. The two have been a part of the Batman world since 1988 and have been in most of the animated series, but have yet to be depicted in live action. Why we want to see him: Criminal genius and mental illness are the precise themes Nolan has worked with in his first two Batman pictures. So why fix what's not broken? Plus, crazy ventriloquists are really creepy. Casting suggestions: Anthony Hopkins has already demonstrated his adeptness at playing a crazy ventriloquist in the 1977 film "Magic." It would be fun to see him return to one of his pre-Hannibal Lector fame roles. DC Comics
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