Why Those 'Dark Knight Rises' Rumors Could Be Wrong: Hugo Strange Confirmed For 'Batman: Arkham City'

For the past few weeks, we've all been convinced rumors of Dr. Hugo Strange being the heavy in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises were true. It fit in with rumors that the Prey storyline was the main inspiration and seemed to click perfectly with the ending of The Dark Knight. Now, however, with the reveal of the first trailer for the upcoming video game sequel Batman: Arkham City, it seems we might have been chasing the wrong story.

Everything we assumed to be true for The Dark Knight Rises is, in fact, true about the video game. So that means there's good news and bad news. The good news is if you were excited about seeing Dr. Hugo Strange's story dramatized, you're not only going to get to see it, you'll get to play it. The bad news is everything we thought we knew about The Dark Knight Rises could potentially be false. Or is it possible this is all part of the plan? Read more and see the trailer after the break.

Here's the trailer for Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Holy crap that looks awesome. And almost exactly what we were expecting the plot of The Dark Knight Rises to be. Commissioner Gordon is hunting Batman while Dr. Strange mentally tortures him, digging out his deepest secrets, such as his true identity.

The plot to the first game, Batman: Arkham Asylum, did include several characters that appeared in The Dark Knight, such as the Joker and Two-Face. So just because Hugo Strange is in this game doesn't necessarily mean he's not in The Dark Knight Rises. In fact, it would kind of make sense to put him in a game. It's sure to be popular and will be released well in advance of the movie. Since Strange is something of a secondary Batman villain, his inclusion in the game would be a good way to educate Batman fans all about the character before seeing him on the big screen.

Do you think the plot rumors that had been circulating were, in fact, related to Batman: Arkham City? Or do you think Hugo Strange's inclusion in the game has any bearing on Christopher Nolan's plans?

Source: EW