While most of the villains are based on their comic book appearances, some resemble their live action movie counterparts. The Penguin resembles Danny DeVito from Batman Returns (1992), Poison Ivy resembles Uma Thurman from Batman and Robin (1997), Catwoman resembles Halle Berry from Catwoman (2004) and Two Face resembles Billy Dee Williams from Batman (1989).
The trailers for the film feature different variants of the Bat Suit. One of these variants is labeled "2011 Comic-Con Exclusive". This suit is a mini-figure that was given out in raffles at New York Comic-Con and San Diego Comic-Con in 2011 to coincide with Lego re-launching the Superheroes theme. The mini-figure is based off of Christian Bale's suit from The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Another recognizable suit that's visible is Terry McGinnis's suit from the animated cartoon Batman Beyond.