Everyone Is Fascinated By Paul Dano's Casting As The Riddler In 'The Batman'
This week, the news cycle surrounding Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson's The Batman has seen the casting of Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman and the cessation of talks with Jonah Hill for one of several villainous roles. Even so, the latest from the two-time Planet of the Apes franchise director and The Lighthouse star is still chugging along. Hence Thursday's revelation that Paul Dano of Escape at Dannemora and Okja fame would play a character named Edward Nashton - otherwise known as Edward Nygma, or the Riddler, in the comics.
That's right, folks. The same guy who literally sailed the ocean on Daniel Radcliffe's farting corpse in Swiss Army Man (and other cinematic gems) is going to play one of the big bads in Reeves' upcoming Batman reinvention for Warner Bros. And, to be honest, it's fantastic casting. The majority of Twitter's industry experts, critics, and trolls seem to agree. Though this is social media, of course, so with all the praise and positive speculation came plenty of snark and jokes.
But first, the good stuff! Dano has built up an impressive body of acting work in the last decade and folks have noticed.
Paul Dano is one of the best and most underrated actors working today and is perfectly suited for The Riddler. I can't wait to see what he brings to the role, which is sure to be something special. #TheRiddler
- Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) October 17, 2019
For anyone interested in seeing Paul Dano's incredible talent and why he'd make the perfect Riddler, here are some must-watch recommendations:
-There Will Be Blood
-Swiss Army Man (Personal favorite)
-Escape at Dannemora pic.twitter.com/igPAys2won
- Walt (@UberKryptonian) October 17, 2019
Paul Dano as The Riddler excites me almost as much as Pattinson as Batman.
I swore I'd never love a Batman movie as much as Nolan's trilogy, but Matt Reeves is already giving that notion a run for its money.
- Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) October 17, 2019
Finally, however, there are the jokes. Lot and lots and really good jokes.
Sounds like The Batman is going to rule, though there is one bit of casting that could make it even better...
Update (October 17, 4:50 p.m.): Director Matt Reeves has confirmed that Paul Dano is indeed playing the Riddler. On Thursday, he tweeted a gif of Dano with the hashtag #EdwardNashton and a bat emoji. The original
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