Paul Dano to play The Riddler in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

Dano joins Robert Pattinson-led Batman reboot

While Matt Reeves’ new The Batman project may have lost Jonah Hill this week, the film has received a boost in the form of Paul Dano. Dano will join Robert Pattinson and portray the caped crusader’s nemesis, The Riddler.

Hill was reportedly in talks to play The Penguin, before walking away from the opportunity. Dano follows the announcement of Zoe Kravitz set to play Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon.

Dano is known for his roles in films such as 12 Years a Slave, There Will Be Blood, and Little Miss Sunshine. The 35-year-old actor was recently nominated for an Emmy for his performance in in the Showtime series Escape at Dannemora.

The Batman hit theatres on June 25, 2021

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