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.