Of all of the Hollywood delays caused by the coronavirus, The Batma being pushed back from June 2021 to March 2022 is the one that bums me out the most, by far.
While The Riddler is featured quite heavily in the truly incredible first trailer for The Batman, we don’t actually get all that good of a look at him, making this new Mountain Dew packaging perhaps our best look at a fully-costumed Riddler yet.
The soda itself is dark blue with a green cap and details. The drink color reminds us of the Mountain Dew Dark Berry that was released in 2012 for The Dark Knight Rises film. The mixed berry flavor was apparent in the name, but Riddler’s Brew isn’t giving us too many clues.
The Batman was set to be released in June 2021, but has been pushed back to March 2022. It would only make sense that this means Riddler’s Brew is also pushed back to correspond with the film. Based off of other leaked materials, The Batman promotion will also be featured on the original Mountain Dew and Mountain Dew Zero Sugar bottles. [via Best Products]
Mountain Dew is reportedly releasing "Riddler's Brew", a flavor inspired by Paul Dano's Riddler in 'The Batman' 🦇
The packaging potentially gives us our first look at a fully-costumed Riddler.
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The Batman — which stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham District Attorney Gil Colson — is currently set to hit theaters in the United States on March 4, 2022 (it was originally supposed to drop June 25, 2021… pain).