Actor Paul Dano will be playing Riddler in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, as per Hollywood Reporter. The film stars Robert Pattinson in the lead role with Zoe Kravtiz playing Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright playing Commissioner Gordon. Jim Carrey played Riddler in 1995’s Batman Forever. Paul Dano has earlier received appreciation for his work in films like Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood, 12 Years a Slave, Okja among others.
Reeves tweeted this news on Thursday.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) October 17, 2019
Paul Dano to play The Riddler in The Batman
Robert Pattinson is starring in The Batman, with Zoe Kravitz set to play Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright on board as Batman ally Commissioner Gordon. Jonah Hill was at one point eyeing a role as either The Riddler or The Penguin, but the deal did not come to fruition. Reeves has said he plans to include a rogues gallery of Batman villains in the film.
The Batman is out on June 25, 2021.