THE BATMAN Casts Paul Dano In Iconic Role

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Paul Dano (Prisoners) has been cast in The Batman playing one of the caped crusader’s major nemesis.

Warner Bros. hasn’t confirmed but reports indicate that Dano will play the Riddler. Production has yet to begin on the project but is expected to begin shortly either just before the end of the year or early next.

The Batman has had an interesting timeline in terms of production initially Ben Affleck was set to star and direct before leaving the project. Matt Reeves who directed two of Planet of the Apes sequels then joined and chose Robert Pattinson (Twilight franchise) as his new Batman.

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