There’s nothing to be gained from another Chris Nolan Batman film, and that goes double when it comes to Tom Hardy (Bronson) playing the villain. Because Hardy’s schtick (i.e., intense shaved-head machismo) is just too obvious and big-foot primitive to steal the cool-villain crown from Heath Ledger‘s Joker. And even if Hardy does pull something off it’ll still be the same old superhero vs. super-villain crap. In the realm of fresh-water storytelling and magical potions of imagination, a reboot of a big fat corporate franchise is like toxic waste in the water table. What is Nolan thinking? Does he want to move forward and upward or slide back into the trough?