Paul Dano Will Play The Riddler In ‘The Batman’

There’s been a ton of rumors swirling about the upcoming Matt Reeves directed The Batman film. We know Robert Pattinson is playing the titular role and just found out that Zoe Kravitz will be playing Catwoman. There were talks that Jonah Hill was going to be playing an unnamed villain of the film but it turns out those talks fell through. Now, we finally know whose going to be facing off against the caped crusader.

Paul Dano will face off against Batman as The Riddler in the film. You know him from films like 12 Years A Slave and There Will Be Blood.

The Riddler, a.k.a. Edward Nygma, has been a villain in the Batman franchise since his debut in 1948. He’s one of the most memorable opponents from the series and was played by Jim Carrey in 1995’s Batman Forever.

Jeffrey Wright is also in talks to play Commissioner Jim Gordon, but nothing has been confirmed yet. The film isn’t set to be released until June 25, 2021, so who knows what other casting rumors we’ll hear before then!