Batman, The: Paul Dano to Play The Riddler, Opposite Pattinson’s Batman

Paul Dano will join Robert Pattinson in Matt Reeves and Warner, The Batman.

Dano would be playing the classic comic book villain The Riddler.  His casting comes after Jonah Hill turned down an offer to join the cast.

Pre-production on the Warner–DC Comics picture is expected to start this summer.

The Batman is scheduled to hit theaters June 25, 2021.

Reeves, the filmmaker who made the last two Planet of the Apes sequels, took over “Batman” directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017.

Affleck departed his role as Batman following “Justice League,” allowing Reeves to pick his own Bruce Wayne.