With a new Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix due to hit cinemas soon, it seems high time the iconic Batman villain had his own dedicated film. Even if some of the previous Batman films have felt a little like Joker films due to some amazing and dominant performances – Phoenix’s Joker promises a more psychological, complex Joker than ever before. Which got us thinking about some of the best Batman villain portrayals that have left us wishing they had a film of their own. So here are our Top Seven Batman Movie Villains.
So will Joaquin Phoenix be able to rival these two juggernaut performances as the Joker or bring something new and equally valuable to the character’s history? Judging by early reactions he’s going to be a strong contender. What is your opinion on Nicholson versus Ledger? Or did you feel we missed any iconic villains on this list? Let us know in the comments below.