Paul Dano to Play Edward Nashton, AKA “The Riddler” in New Batman Film

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It isn’t clear how many villains Robert Pattison’s Batman will square off against in Matt Reeves’s upcoming film, but Paul Dano (Prisoners, 12 Years a Slave) has won the role for one of them. Dano will be playing one of the Dark Knight’s most well-known villains, Edward Nashton/Nigma, better known as The Riddler. This is a character who is known for puzzles and word games, so Batman will presumably do some actual detective work in this one.

Though the studio would not confirm the role, insiders believe that Dano would be playing the classic comic book villain The Riddler. Dano’s casting comes on the heels of Jonah Hill turning down an offer to join the cast. Given how long negotiations went on between the studio and Hill’s team, insiders believe WB already had an offer ready to go out to Dano once Hill passed on the role.


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