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Entertainment 'The Batman': Paul Dano to Play Riddler

21:15  17 october  2019
21:15  17 october  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

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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.

Paul Dano wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a curtain© 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.

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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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