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DC Fans Insist That “The Batman” Includes Bane’s Venom

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for The Batman]

The Batman has just been released in theaters and fans are already starting to speculate on possible clues relating to other villains of the Dark Knight, including the only one who broke him: Bane.

Source: DC Entertainment

The questionable scene is found at the end, when a tired Batman fights with followers of the Riddler (Paul Dano) who are about to assassinate the new Mayor of Gotham. When everything seems to be ending, however, one of the villain’s followers shoots a close shot at the Dark Knight, leaving him stunned.

But when Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz) intervenes and risks her life, Bruce decides to inject himself with an adrenaline solution. According to some people, this substance is nothing more than Venom, the volatile performance drug often used by Bane.

The vial in question is never named or explained, but judging by Batman’s subsequent frenetic and extremely violent behavior, it could in fact be a not-so-powerful version of the Santa Prisca warrior’s symbolic drug.

The new film by Matt Reeves also condenses a lot of stories set in the early years of the Dark Knight. Among these, there is a particular one titled Batman: Venom written by Dennis O’Neil and illustrated by Trevor von Eeden, which shows how Bruce used this substance early in his career to better deal with various night fights.

Matt Reeves has not yet had a chance to talk about this detail, but it seems that there is a particular villain that the director would like to introduce in a sequel and it is not Bane, but Hush, aka Tommy Elliot.

“I think Hush is a really interesting one to do. I’ll choose Hush,” said the director. “That doesn’t mean that the next [movie villain] will be Hush. I just want to say, there are so many.”

As for Bane, his last appearance was in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) by Christopher Nolan, therefore, Reeves may want to distance himself at least for now, while Hush has been transposed into live-action in the first season of Batwoman on The CW and appeared as a villain in the 2019 animated film Batman: Hush, which was inspired by the comic book story of the same name by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee.