Casting news for The Batman continues to roll in. Recently, it was announced that Zoe Kravitz will play Selina Kyle/Catwoman, almost at the same time as Jonah Hill declined the role of Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin. Following his departure, the announcement of another Batman villain coming to the film was just made.
Paul Dano, the acclaimed actor who just recently starred in the critically acclaimed miniseries Escape at Dannemora, has been cast as The Riddler, one of Batman’s most notorious villains who incorporates riddles and puzzles into his various crimes.
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This will be the second time that The Riddler will be portrayed in a film, after several appearances in television shows and video games. The character was originally portrayed by Jim Carrey in Batman Forever as Edward Nygma. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Dano will be portraying a different character named Edward Nashton.
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Not much is known about The Batman, but it is rumored to be a re-imagining of the Caped Crusader, a stark departure from Ben Affleck’s portrayal in Justice League.
The Batman will hit theaters in 2021.