There are rumours making the rounds on the Internet suggesting that Hush will be the real main villain in The Batman.
Ever since The Batman’s first trailer was released back at DC FanDome people have been purring about the upcoming DC Comics movie.
It looks so good and Robert Pattinson seems like the perfect person to play the Dark Knight.
This Batman movie is being directed by Matt Reeves who also wrote the film’s script.
He’s been very open about his influences and favourite Batman comics.
Of course, he lists the usuals: Batman: The Long Halloween, The Dark Knight Returns, Year One…
However, one of the Batman graphic novels he also mentioned was Batman: Hush.
This graphic novel was the one that first introduced Hush, who’s gone on to be one of Batman’s most formidable villains.
In the comic, he poses a threat that no other Batman villain ever had done before.
Hush is a great Batman villain
In Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee’s comic, Hush is actually Bruce Wayne’s childhood friend, Tommy Elliot.
However, Elliot develops a hatred for the Waynes after Bruce’s father, Thomas Wayne, who saved his mother after a car crash which Elliot caused by severing the brake line of their car.
Elliot was abused by his father and his mother did nothing to stop him.
He wanted to be rid of them forever, yet he ended up being put into a psychiatric ward.
Upon finding out about Bruce’s parents’ deaths, Tommy ends up resenting Bruce for having amassed his parents’ significant wealth.
Tommy manages to escape his ward thanks to the help of Jonathan Crane, a.k.a. Scarecrow.
Tommy ends up becoming a surgeon and then along the way meets The Riddler who informs him of Batman’s true identity.
This is when Tommy and The Riddler come up with the name Hush, and they bring all of Batman’s biggest foes together.
Hush is a fascinating villain because of his connection to Bruce Wayne and for him, it’s personal.
This is why he’d make such a great villain for The Batman movie.
He also works with The Riddler and we already know that Paul Dano is playing that DC Comics villain in the movie.
Robert Pattinson’s Batman needs a memorable villain
It just all seems to add up as far as Hush being the main villain of The Batman is concerned.
We know that the movie is going to feature a lot of Batman villains.
We’re going to see The Riddler (played by Paul Dano), The Penguin (played by Colin Farrel) and Catwoman (played by Zoe Kravitz).
Catwoman isn’t really a villain, but she has often gone up against Batman in the comics.
The trailer seems to hint at Batman having to deal with one villain in particular.
Many of the clues point towards The Riddler being the main villain in the movie.
However, it was revealed that the trailer is only taken from 25% of the movie.
There’s a whole lot of movie left in there that they haven’t even shot yet.
Given the fact that there seem to be many villains involved in the movie, it stands to reason to think that one of them is pulling the strings.
Hush hasn’t been used in the live-action movies yet
The end of the trailer also seems to hint that Robert Pattinson’s Batman is having to go up against someone from his past.
The villain is obviously pretty obsessed with Batman and he may have something to do with Bruce Wayne’s past.
This is indicated by the line: “You’re a part of this too.”
It’s suggested that this is The Riddler speaking to Batman, who replies: “How am I part of this?”
The Riddler answers: “You’ll see.”
What could The Riddler be saying here?
Could The Batman, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne be up against someone from his past?
Could that person be Thomas Elliot, a.k.a. Hush?
I think it would be a great twist.
Hush is also a villain who deserves to be brought into the live-action movies.
What do you make of this rumour?
Would you like to see Hush be the main villain in Matt Reeves’ The Batman?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.