Altered Carbon, Netflix’s new sci-fi series based on the first installment of the Takeshi Kovacs novels, features its title character resurrected in the form of a new body, portrayed by Joel Kinnaman. However, Kinnaman isn’t sure if he’ll be back for a second season of the show.
Kinnaman explained to TV Guide that the reason he doesn’t know if he’ll be back owes itself to the source material, in which each book features a largely-distinct cast of characters. As such, Kovacs may not be needed in a second season:
“We have no idea what the second season would be, but my guess is that they would follow the two other books, and they are all on completely different planets, completely different worlds, and my guess is — and I don’t know — my guess is that it’s sort of going to be an anthology show where maybe a couple of the characters continue into the next season. But no one knows what’s going on in the second season.”
Of course, it’s entirely possible that Netflix simply sidesteps this issue by finding a way to write Kovacs into the other stories or that they take more liberties with the source material. Having a name like Kinnaman’s on this kind of a show is a pretty big draw in and of itself, and as such, subsequent seasons would be easier to sell with his name on them.
Altered Carbon stars Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Kristin Lehman, Martha Higareda, Dichen Lachman, Leonardo Nam, Chris Conner, Ato Essandoh, Trieu Tran and Will Yun Lee. The synopsis for the series is as follows:
Based on the award-winning novel, Altered Carbon takes place in a future where the human mind can now be digitized and downloaded into a “cortical stack” and placed into new bodies, called sleeves. The series follows Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), who is brought back to life centuries later to investigate the attempted murder of Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), the wealthiest man on Earth. As the investigation progresses, Kovacs comes to learn that his past isn’t nearly as buried as he thought.
Altered Carbon Season 1 is now streaming on Netflix.
Source: TV Guide
Every Big Screen Batman Villain Ranked From Worst To Best
As far as comic book superheroes go, no other character has a bigger or better rogues gallery than Batman. Spider-Man is probably a close second, and Superman, The Flash and other heroes have a lot of great foes to call their own as well, but there is just no competing with the Dark Knight in the villain department. In fact, I would go as far as to say that, if not for his incredible roster of nemeses, Batman might not have had the lasting legacy that the character has achieved over the better part of 75+ years.
It’s just an added bonus that in that time a majority of his most well-known villains have seen at least one big screen adaptation, if not two or more. Almost all of these villains have the potential for cinematic greatness, but it doesn’t always turn out that way. That’s why we’re compiling this extensive list ranking every single big screen Batman villain from worst to best.
A couple of rules before we begin. First, live-action or animated, the film in question in which the character appeared simply has to have gotten a full theatrical release (i.e. wide release, in theaters for more than one day). We’re also not going to include minor cameos (like Victor Zsasz in the Dark Knight films), nor characters that did not originate in the comic world (sorry, Max Shreck fans), or at the very least, feel like they belong to it. Finally, while it helps to be known as an actual Batman villain in the comics, if the baddie and the Bat have had some kind of antagonistic relationship on film, we’re counting it.
Alrighty then, with no further ado, here is our list of every big screen Batman villain ranked from worst to best. Click Next to get started!