‘The Batman’ casts eminently punchable but talented actor Paul Dano as The Riddler

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Listen, Paul Dano can act. But, I also want to roundhouse kick him. So, I’m excited about casting him as The Riddler in The Batman. But yeah. Roundhouse.


Matt Reeves’ The Batman has cast 12 Years a Slave star Paul Dano as The Riddler.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dano will Edward Nashton, who is the movie’s version of Riddler. Dano joins Robert Pattinson, who will be playing the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman and Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman. Westworld star Jeffrey Wright is currently in talks to play Commissioner Gordon.

Plot details and casting for the film remain under wraps at this time, but Pattinson’s Tenet co-star John David Washington is rumored to be up for the role of Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face. There are reports The Batman will be set in the ’90s, though those are unconfirmed at this time.

Created by Bill Finger and Dick Sprang, Edward Nygma/Riddler first appeared in 1948’s Detective Comics #140. The genius criminal is one of Batman’s most recognizable rogues. The Riddler has been brought to life many times on both the big and small screen. On film, Jim Carrey played him in 1995’s Batman Forever. On TV, Frank Gorshin, John Astin and Cory Michael Smith have all played the character in live-action.

The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves, who will also produce alongside Dylan Clark. Casting is still underway, with the film scheduled to be released on June 25, 2021.