With production on The Batman beginning this year, the picture of what the highly-anticipated film will ultimately look like has begun to become clearer and clearer.
Whether it be director Matt Reeves sharing the first look at the new Batsuit or leaked set photos showing clearer glimpses of Colin Farrell’s Penguin and Pattinson’s Dark Knight or the comic book influences that the film is incorporating, the vision that Reeves has for the film is becoming increasingly crystallized.
That trend has continued this week, as what recent leaked set photos show what appears to be a murder victim of Paul Dano’s Riddler.
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Considering the announced villains in the film — Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, and mob boss Carmine Falcone — a seemingly mummified-looking man with “no more lies” written on his face certainly fits the profile of Riddler. If that turns out being the case, it would certainly represent a massive departure from the last time we saw the character on the big screen — Jim Carrey’s infamously manic performance back in 1995’s Batman Forever.
Plus, given the sensibilities of Matt Reeves and the casting of Dano, it seems more likely that this version of Riddler will be more of a serial killer than a puzzle master.
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 set to hit theaters in the United States on Friday, June 25, 2021.
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