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Batman

Who will Batman fight next? Now that the identity of the White House's next resident has been decided, Americans can move on to determining the next personnel for another American institution: Batman movies. Christopher Nolan's mega-grossing franchise rehabs, "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" have already used Scarecrow, Ra's al Ghul, the Joker and Two-Face. The conventional wisdom is that the Riddler and Catwoman will pop up in the next movie, and casting gossip has already included Eddie Murphy and Marion Cotillard in those roles. But if Nolan returns one more time, he may be tempted to explore the darker corners of the Dark Knight's lore: Black Mask, Clayface, Ventriloquist and Hush are just a few of the villains who have never been given the live action treatment. After grossing almost $1 billion dollars worldwide, the filmmakers are in the rare position of having high expectations and the freedom to do whatever they want. Stephen Vaughan / Associated Press
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