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This Is What Paul Dano Could Look Like As The Riddler In 'The Batman'

Spoiler alert: It's very different to Jim Carrey's version!

It was announced last week that Paul Dano will be playing Edward Nashton AKA The Riddler in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. And while some Batman fans might not know what to expect from him, Dano has proven he’s a great choice for the villain after starring in films like There Will Be Blood, Prisoners, 12 Years A Slave among many others.

In case you’re still struggling to picture him in the role, Bosslogic has taken to Instagram to share what they believe Dano will look like as The Riddler – and it’s totally on point.

You can also see Robert Pattinson in character as Batman in the background of the photo.

Dano’s outfit is obviously very different from Jim Carrey’s version of the character who wore a bright green catsuit in Batman Forever.

In Bosslogic’s photo, Dano is seen wearing the character’s trademark bowler hat, jacket and tie, and there isn’t any crazy green or purple taking over the look. There’s just the one question mark on his tie as opposed to Carrey’s outfit which was covered in them, and it’s probably a lot closer to how Reeves sees the character in his Batman universe.

Reeves has previously said he wants to dive into the idea of Batman being the greatest detective in the world, so having the Riddler and all the puzzles that come with him as part of the movie should be a lot of fun.

After creating Dano’s look for the film, Bosslogic also shared a photo of the way he envisions Zoe Kravitz to look as Catwoman and totally nails it again.

Jonah Hill was reportedly in the running to play either The Riddler or The Penguin in the flick, but it was believed he and the studio couldn’t agree on which character he’d play.

Variety reports the talks dragged on for so long, the filmmakers began speaking with Dano on the side and when Hill passed on the role, Dano was cast.

It’s believed that Jeffrey Wright will be joining Pattinson, Kravitz and Dano in the film as Commissioner Jim Gordon.

The Batman is set for release in June 2021.

James Gunn Explains Why Jared Leto's Joker Won't Make An Appearance In 'The Suicide Squad'

But is there more to it?

When Warner Bros announced they would be making a standalone Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto wasn’t happy about it, and now he’s noticeably absent from James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad cast.

So, what’s going on with Leto’s Joker and why isn’t he involved in The Suicide Squad?

Credit: Warner Bros.

It turns out, the answer is pretty simple, according to Gunn.

Speaking in an Instagram Story Q&A, one fan asked Gunn how he could justify not having the Joker in his Suicide Squad movie, the director didn’t directly say the character wouldn’t be in the film, but said the Joker isn’t part of the Suicide Squad comics to begin with.

He said, “No one but me and a few others know all the characters in the movie, but if the Joker isn’t in the film, I don’t think it would be strange as he isn’t a part of the Suicide Squad in the comics.”

The only reason the Joker was in David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad was to explain Harley Quinn’s origin story and to add some conflict. He’s a supporting character who isn’t part of the Squad.

We’ve had no indication about whether or not Leto will make a cameo or surprise appearance in the film. Harley will be a key character in The Suicide Squad and it’s entirely possible the Joker could be written out of Harley’s story in Birds of Prey.

But is Gunn telling the truth? Could there be a bigger reason for not wanting to work with Leto on The Suicide Squad?

In May, 2018 Gunn responded to a tweet written by Dylan Sprouse about Leto with some serious allegations:

It’s important to also note that there haven’t been any police reports filed against Leto in regards to these allegations.

According to ScreenGeek, in 2012, Gunn also tweeted, “Driving home from Vegas trading stories about what a dick Jared Leto is.”

So, it doesn’t seem as though the director is a huge fan of Leto and perhaps he didn’t want to work with the actor – or perhaps Leto didn’t want to work with him after finding out about the tweets.

Whatever the case may be, THR is also reporting that Leto won’t be returning as the Joker in any capacity and their reasoning is due to his frustration over Todd Phillips’ Joker film. However, at this stage, it’s simply a rumour and has yet to be confirmed.

Credit: Warner Bros.

Apparently, Leto thought Warner Bros was stringing him along with promises of his own Joker stand-alone film, only to go ahead with Phillips’ version instead (which isn’t part of the DCEU like his character is).

The publication also reports that the studio wasn’t all that impressed with the pranks Leto pulled on his co-stars in order to get into character, like sending a live rat to Margot Robbie, bullets to Will Smith and a dead pig to the cast and crew during rehearsal.

David Ayer only used 10 minutes of Leto’s performance in Suicide Squad, which likely angered Leto further.

So, it’s possible Leto might not have chosen to come back for another round as the Joker, or Gunn perhaps simply chose not to write him into the script because he’s clearly not a fan?

Linda Hamilton Got So Lean For 'Terminator: Dark Fate' She Needed A Fake Butt

She legit worked her butt off.

When Linda Hamilton agreed to return to the Terminator series for Terminator: Dark Fate as Sarah Connor she adopted quite the intense fitness and nutrition regime to get into killer shape.

However, it seems the star got too lean for the role, as she was forced to wear a fake butt during filming!

While appearing on Lorraine Kelly’s morning show, the 63-year-old revealed, “I had to work pretty hard [to get fit]. I’d gotten a bit chunky. So there were no carbs in my life for a year.

“I got so lean, when I arrived [on the Terminator: Dark Fate set] they had to build me a butt. I was like I don’t understand. … They added bottom, something you don’t ever see coming in your life.”

Credit: 20th Century Fox

So, she legit worked her butt off.

“Time off was military training, Spanish lessons, scuba, we had to do it all. There was never a moment we weren’t learning something or acting,” she said of the busy schedule.

She jokingly added that she would fake her own death so she wouldn’t have to do another Terminator film, as they’re so grueling, “I’ve been threatening to fake my own death so I wouldn’t have to do the next one if there is one. It really was hard, it was the hardest and the greatest I’ve ever done.”

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Co-star Mackenzie Davis agreed, “It was so hard making this god damn movie.”

Hamilton appeared on The Graham Norton Show and added, “I leaned out, worked for a year. Didn’t have carbohydrates for a year, then I show up on set and they were like ‘well we have to build you a butt’ – which is interesting after a year of working out and leaning down they had to actually add ass.”

While getting in shape, Hamilton was given hormones to try and add extra muscle mass, but it didn’t go as planned.

Speaking with CinemaBlend, the actress said, “In real time it’s 27 years later, and Sarah Connor is 27 years older… I worked out like a dog for a year hoping that I’d get the same results, but that does not happen without hormones.

Credit: TriStar Pictures

“We actually put me on hormones for a little bit to try to get like five percent more muscle mass. And then I turned into like an angry man. My blood pressure was spiking, and if somebody pissed me off, I’d be like, ‘I don’t know why I’m so angry!'”

She decided to stop using them following a chat with her doctor and deciding that while the physical appearance of the character was important, so was the ability to actually be inside Sarah Connor’s mind for the performance.

Early reviews of the film compare it to Star Wars’ The Force Awakens, with some saying it’s the best film in the franchise since Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

Terminator: Dark Fate hits Aussie cinemas on October 31.

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