New footage from Warner Bros. and DC Films’ The Batman options the first official have a look at Paul Dano’s Edward Nashton/Riddler unmasked.
The clip, which premiered on Good Morning America, depicts a scene from the movie’s important trailer. However, whereas the trailer lower away earlier than displaying his face, the new clip sees Dano flip round along with his fingers up as he offers Jim Gordon and the remainder of the Gotham City Police Department a smirk earlier than he is positioned into custody.
Dano might be the third actor to play The Riddler in a live-action movie following Frank Gorshin in 1966’s Batman and Jim Carrey in 1995’s Batman Forever. However, whereas each these portrayals had been zany (for higher or worse), Dano’s Riddler takes cues from infamous real-world serial killers.
“The premise of the movie is that the Riddler is kind of molded in an almost Zodiac Killer sort of mode, and is killing very prominent figures in Gotham, and they are the pillars of society,” director Matt Reeves beforehand defined. “These are supposedly legitimate figures. It begins with the mayor, and then it escalates from there. And in the wake of the murders, he reveals the ways in which these people were not everything they said they were, and you start to realize there’s some kind of association. And so just like Woodward and Bernstein, you’ve got Gordon and Batman trying to follow the clues to try and make sense of this thing in a classic kind-of-detective story way.”
Dano himself not too long ago mentioned his intense preparation for bringing The Riddler to life. “There were some nights around that I probably didn’t sleep as well as I would’ve wanted to just because it was a little hard to come down from this character,” he stated. “It takes a lot of energy to get there. And so you almost have to sustain it once you’re there because going up and down is kind of hard.”
The Batman crusades into theaters March 4.
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