Warner Bros has announced another villain to The Batman movie. Paul Dano will play as Edward Nashton, or famously known as The Riddler. He’ll be one of the iconic supervillains who will face Robert Pattinson’s Batman in the movie.
Paul Dano is famous for his roles in 12 Years a Slave, There Will Be Blood, and Escape at Dannemora. He even earned an Emmy nomination for the series. Dano also won an Independent Spirit Awards nomination for Best Debut Performance with his first movie The Newcomers.
Last year, we saw Dano’s directorial debut with drama Wildlife, starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. He’s also attached to The Power of the Dog, the new film from Jane Campion that will also star Kirsten Dunst and Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Batman will begin production late this year or early 2020 with a summer 2021 release date confirmed. The casting news follows the record-breaking box office success of Joker, which has made $548m worldwide. Next year also sees the release of the sequel Wonder Woman 1984, as well as Birds of Prey, starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. She previously played the character in Suicide Squad, which also made a worldwide success.