Lord Garth wrote:
This is true. I won't deny you have a point. As a counter-point on the other hand though, and going back to TDKR, who in the vast bulk of that film's audience knew who Bane was?
Indeed, if anything, General Audience might have been apprehensive upon learning Bane was to be the central villain of the movie. "Wasn't Bane the sidekick in Batman & Robin? What the hell is Nolan thinking? I don't want to be reminded of that. Just leave Schumacher's movies buried and forgotten."
Still, at this point, we know Darkness's villain will have to be announced soon enough. At the very least, the comic prequel which begins in January is going to feature him. Movies which have comic prequels always introduce the villain in them.