Batman’s most infamous nemesis, The Joker, is played by actor Heath Ledger in the 2008 Batman Sequel the Dark Knight, written and directed by Chris Nolan. The Dark Knight Rises’ final movie villain is Bane, played by actor Tom Hardy in the final chapter of the Christopher Nolan’s Batman movie saga, The Dark Knight Rises. It’s popularity surpassed Tim Burton’s Batman movies from the 90s and reignited interest in the comic book legend.