Robert Pattinson is starring inThe Batman, withZoe Kravitzset to play Catwoman andJeffrey Wrighton board as Batman ally Commissioner Gordon. Jonah Hill was at one point eyeing a role as either the Riddler or the Penguin, but the deal did not come to fruition. Reeves has said he plans to include arogues galleryof Batman villains in the film.
Dano was recently nominated for an Emmy for his role inEscape at Dannemora. The actor directed, co-wrote and produced the critically acclaimed filmWildlife. His other film credits includeLove and Mercy,Prisoners,12 Years a Slave,There Will Be Blood, (Little Miss Sunshine,YouthandOkja, among others.
Created by Bill Finger and Dick Sprang, the Riddler – aka Edward Nygma, or “E. Nigma” – is a supervillain who aims to challenge Batman in a battle of wits, leaving clues and riddles for the world’s greatest detective to solve in order to catch him. Since debuting in 1948 ‘sDetective Comics140, he’s gone on to become one of the most high-profile Bat-villains, appearing in movies, cartoons and video games across the past seven decades, stretching his question mark gimmick as far as it could go and then some, including spending some years as a good guy when he realized it was just as much fun to solve crimes as it was to commit them.
Warner Bros. will releaseThe Batmanon June 25, 2021. Dano is represented by Anonymous Content, WME, Stone Genow and Relevant.
– Graeme McMillan contributed to this story.