7. Batman: Knightfall
I know some of you will complain that DC already relies on Batman too much in their animated catalog, but he’s their most popular character for a reason. I don’t have a Batman tattoo for nothing here, people.
Knightfall is one of my all time favorite story arcs and is a great way for DC to keep audiences interested in Bane after his upcoming solo comic wraps up. This isn’t his first story, but this is where Bane establishes himself as one of Batman’s most dangerous and intelligent foes. The entire Bat family push themselves to the limit as they try and put the city back together again after Bane instigates a massive breakout at Arkham asylum. There’s potential for a lot of great emotional moments from each character as they confront their fears as well as entertaining fight scenes. I’d be most excited to see Tim Drake fight Killer Croc myself.
I don’t know if they would make three movies (who am I kidding, of course they’d make three movies with Batman’s name on it), but Knightfall has three major arcs that could all make interesting movies. Let me just simply summarize the story for you who haven’t read it: the bat is broken;the bat is replaced; the bat rises.