The Batman has added a second villain with Paul Dano’s casting as The Riddler. He’ll play Edward Nashton, who later changes his name to Edward Nygma. This announcement comes at the same time that Jonah Hill has passed on a role in the film, which was rumored to be The Riddler or The Penguin.
The Riddler, created by Bill Finger and Dick Sprang, is a supervillain whose goal is to outwit Batman, leaving a trail of clues and riddles for Batman to solve.
Dano was recently nominated for an Emmy for Escape at Dannemora. His other credits include Love and Mercy, Prisoners, 12 Years a Slave, There Will Be Blood, and Little Miss Sunshine.
The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the titular character, Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon. Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman is set to release June 25, 2021.