Tom HardyIt seems as though we at Moviefone aren't the only ones who think that Tom Hardy is ready to take over the world. Following yesterday's news that the talented British star would be reteaming with his 'Inception' director Christopher Nolan for the hotly anticipated 'Batman' threequel, the Internet came alive with speculation and enthusiasm as to who Hardy might portray in next installment of the blockbuster franchise.

Details of Hardy's character are being kept closely under wraps at this point; the only thing we know for sure is that he's scored a "lead role" -- and since the only leading roles in 'Batman' films are generally reserved for the Caped Crusader and his antagonist(s), it seems natural to assume that Hardy will appear as Christian Bale's newest nemesis when 'Batman 3' opens in 2012.

Since the character of Batman has been around for over 70 years, he's amassed a sizable Rogues Gallery of villains, many of whom we think the versatile Hardy would be capable of playing. Join us after the jump for the top six Bat-foes we think Hardy could tackle.
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