Holy casting, Batman! Warner Bros. has announced that There Will Be Blood actor Paul Dano will be playing Riddler in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Dano joins the already impressive cast that includes Robert Pattinson as Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon.
The cast of Matt Reeves' BATMAN so far.
Robert Pattinson is Batman
Zoë Kravitz is Catwoman
Jeffrey Wright is Commissioner Gordon
Paul Dano is The Riddler pic.twitter.com/Xp1uRagBHi
— Walt (@UberKryptonian) October 17, 2019
Dano will play a slightly alternate version of the character who will be named Edward Nashton and not Edward Nygma like the comic books.
The casting announcement comes after news broke that Jonah Hill is no longer in talks to play Penguin.
Paul Dano has a long list of impressive performances. He has important roles in films like Love and Mercy, Prisoners, 12 Years a Slave, There Will Be Blood, Youth and Okja.
The Batman has a June 25, 2021 release date.