Paul Dano is the New Riddler

Paul Dano. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock (10405774mp)

Just hours after Johan Hill pulled out of playing the part of The Riddler in The Batman, the role has been filled. 

The Beach Bum actor was reportedly in talks to play the villain with a penchant for puzzles in the new Batman reboot from Matt Reeves. 

But, it seems as though Hill’s loss… is Paul Dano’s gain. 

The star of Escape from Dannemora will now become the second actor to embody Edward Nigma after Jimmy Carrey portrayed him in 1995’s Batman Forever.

It appears at this stage as though The Riddler will be the main villain giving Bruce Wayne grief when Robert Pattinson takes on the Caped Crusader. 

Time will tell how much of a thorn Catwoman will be in Batman’s side, with the role of thief-turned-love-interest being given to Big Little Lies actress, Zoë Kravitz.

The Batman will glide into theatres on June 25th, 2020.