Is There Something More to Paul Dano’s Riddler?

December 30, 2021

As the world inches closer to March 4th and the release of The Batman, the press tour is starting to swing into full motion. The trailer promises some great action as well as fantastic story details. Director Matt Reeves has even teased how scary the movie will be compared to other iterations of the Caped Crusader. Early looks of Robert Pattinson and his dark demeanor have revved up anticipation for the film in addition to a villain that has rarely been explored on the big screen: The Riddler. Last seen in Batman Forever portrayed by Jim Carrey, the character went hardly used in film or television until Gotham with a remarkable rendition played by Cory Michael Smith. The villain is being teased as a sinister serial killer, but is there something more evil to be explored here?