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The casting of Jeffrey Wright and Jonah Hill hints at a new direction for Matt Reeves' Dark Knight.James Gordon is, of course, a mainstay in the Batman mythos, and his role in Reeves’ upcoming film doesn’t come as a surprise. The character was most recently portrayed by J.K. Simmons in Justice League, though the most well-known live-action portrayal of the character was Gary Oldman’s in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Oldman’s portrayal was just about as comic accurate as casting could get, and his relationship with Batman defined a significant amount of the emotional crux of those films.
Paul Dano has been cast as Edward Nashton, also known as the Riddler in Matt Reeves' "The Batman," an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Previously, Jonah Hill was in talks to play the villain. The Riddler first appeared in "Decective Comics #140" in October 1948 and is a criminal mastermind in Gotham City who likes to incorporate riddles and puzzles into his schemes. He is also one of Batman's biggest foes. In live-action, the Riddler was played by Frank Gorshin on the 1960s "Batman" tv series, and by Jim Carrey.
Robert Pattinson is set to star as the Dark Knight. Reeves took over the directing gig after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role. Affleck was also expected to play Batman again but then said he would be hanging up the cape for good. Reeves has since described the film as a "defining" and "very personal" story about the Dark Knight, rather than an origin story in the vein of Frank Miller's beloved "Year One" series.
Jonah Hill No Longer Circling ‘The Batman’
EXCLUSIVE: We hear that the two-time Oscar nominee is no longer in talks to play the villain in Warner Bros. reboot of The Batman starring Robert Pattinson. Essentially talks broke down, which happens on big pics like these. We originally broke the news that Hill was in talks to play a villain in the movie, either Riddler or Penguin. We understand Warners is circling around new candidates already for one of those roles in the Matt Reeves-directed DC movie. © Felipe Trueba/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock The current cast in addition to Pattinson includes Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon.
Reeves wrote the screenplay and is also producing alongside Dylan Clark. Michael E. Uslan is executive producing. It is set to start filming in January in the U.K.
'"The Batman" will be released on June 25, 2021.
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The Batman: The Riddler Returns, Paul Dano Cast
Bruce Wayne will have to run his brain rather than his fists to save Gotham in The Batman. The reason ? Paul Dano has just been recruited by Matt Reeves (the director) to embody the terrible The Riddler (The Mystery Man).Batman more detective than Naughty
With The Batman, Matt Reeves intends tobases of the most famous superhero of DC. The director confided recently, unlike previous adaptations of his adventures in the cinema, this new story will put less emphasis on action ultra nag, but a little more on the other talents of Bruce Wayne.
At the microphone of the Hollywood Reporter, it revealed in particular: "It's really a story of Batman centered on his point of view, film noir way. (...) We will see more Batman in detective mode than what we have seen before. (...) Comics have a real passion about it, it's supposed to be the biggest detective in the world, and it's never really been explored in other movies. this is the one where he is followed in his adventure trying to track down the criminals and try to solve the crimes. "The Riddler arrives at Gotham
And on this subject, Matt Reeves logically chose the best villain to put forward this quality. No, we're not talking about the Joker, but the Riddler (or The Mystery Man in VF), this villain who loves to play with false tracks and riddles while creating chaos in its path.
Adored enthusiast of comics fans, this one will be played by an excellent actor. As it was already the case with(Batman) and , Matt Reeves decided to make talk youth but also talent. So, it's Paul Dano - seen in the movies There Will Be Blood, Prisoners or 12 Years a Slave who was chosen for the role. A perfect choice as the actor has a strong magnetism and an impressive aura. Able to steal a scene alone, one can already expect an intense face-to-face with Pattinson.
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