Batman Arkham Knight Main Villain Confirmed As Scarecrow [VIDEO]

By Alex Wolfe , Updated Mar 28, 2014 11:05 AM EDT

The Batman: Arkham Knight news just keeps pouring in this week, as an interview with Rocksteady brand marketing producer Dax Ginn over at Connected Digital World revealed that Scarecrow will be the main antagonist in this final tour with Rocksteady's caped crusader.

"In the 12 months between Arkham City and Arkham Knight, the death of the Joker at the end of Arkham City really has had a significant effect on the city itself," Ginn told CDW's Andrew Edney. "The crime has dropped, the city is starting to get back on its feet. The chaos that Joker was bringing to Gotham is no longer there.

"This is really the setup for the big return of Scarecrow as the villain in Batman: Arkham Knight. So Scarecrow's return, he wasn't in Arkham City at all, so he can fill that power vacuum left by Joker at the end of Arkham City."

That kind of makes sense, as there were plenty of Easter eggs in Arkham City insinuating that Scarecrow was still alive.

But what of the new Arkham Knight, the robotic Batman seen terrorizing the flesh-and-bones Batman in some new screens recently?

"Well Scarecrow's big plan is to unify all of the supervillains within Gotham City, so the Arkham Knight, as well as Penguin, as well as Two Face, Harley Quinn, Riddler, all of these characters, all of these members of the Rogue's Gallery, are all working together according to Scarecrow's agenda," Ginn said.

So that kind of clears up the picture a little bit. In summary: Joker's dead. Scarecrow is like, "Sweet, time to take over." Everyone else says, "OK, you're in charge, Scarecrow." Someone builds a sweet mechanical Batman. Actual Batman eventually whoops them all. Count me in, especially if we get more of these sequences.

Check out the interview below, and let us know what you think of the decision to put Scarecrow at the villain helm in Gotham City.

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