The puzzle has been discovered and it was now clear that actor Paul Dano will play "The Riddler." After weeks of uncertainty, Warner Bros. announced last Thursday that the 35-year-old actor will take the reins of the character that Jim Carrey previously played in the “Batman Eternally” movie of 1995.
Dano's version of this character will be called Edward Nashton, who will later become Edward Nygma and adopt the villain alias, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Other actors who have played the villain were Frank Gorshin and John Astin in the television series of the 60s.
In previous weeks it was speculated that whoever was in the initial talks of playing the villain was twice nominated for an Oscar, Jonah Hill. However, there were complications when the actor requested twice the salary as the protagonist, Robert Pattinson.RELATED
Dano has a very varied career because he has been in films such as "Little Miss Sunshine" by Greg Kinnear and Steve Carell, was in the science fiction film "Cowboys & Aliens" with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford and in historical dramas such as " 12 years of slavery ”with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender.
Recently the ac tor was nominated for an Emmy for his role in the series "Fugue in Dannemora." In addition to the actor directing, co wrote and produced the film "Wildlife" which starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, which earned him the admiration of the critic.
The character of "The Riddler" was created by Bill Finger and Disk Sprang, has been a supervillain who tries to beat Batman in a cunning game, leaving clues and riddles so that the hero can stop him.
Since 1948 he has been one of the most iconic enemies of "The Dark Knight" and has appeared in movies, cartoons, series and video games. His question mark is what has always distinguished him.
The actor was selected for the movie "The Batman" directed by Matt Reeves and joins three more cast members, since Robert Pattinson was the first confirmed to play the hero of Gothic City.
Recently the new additions to the cast were announced, as Zoe Kravitz will be "Catwoman" and Jeffrey Wright joined as Commissioner Jim Gordon. Reeves confessed to THR that this film will focus on the roots of the detective superhero and that is why he plans to confront multiple villains who have appeared in the comics.
Other popular villains throughout the comics have been Mr. Freeze, Bane, Poison Ivy and the Penguin that have been played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Hardy, Uma Thurman and Danny DeVito respectively in different films.
While different versions the hero have been embodied by actors such as Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Michael Keaton and more recent Ben Affleck. However, when it was announced that Pattinson would be the new interpreter, people even made a request through the Change.org page so that Warner Bros. did not give the project a green light.
The film will begin production in 2020 and is scheduled to premiere in June 2021.