Date: 18th October 2019

Paul Dano to play the Riddler in The Batman.

Paul Dano has been cast as the famed foe of the Caped Crusader in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation.

This comes as casting has been moving along at a swift pace after the project spent years in development. Now, things are speeding down the tracks as Warner Bros. and writer/director Matt Reeves prep for production early next year.

Warner Bros. still has a number of key roles to fill - specifically The Penguin, with rumors circulating that Seth Rogen has emerged as the new frontrunner.

When it comes to a character like Batman though, the majority of his friends and foes have been seen on the big screen already in one form or another, so choosing the right actor for the right part is arguably more important than who they ultimately end up playing. On that note, the recent casting of Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman has been almost universally-praised, with the rising star set to make her own mark on an iconic hero that's already been so memorably played by Michelle Pfeiffer, and to a lesser extent Anne Hathaway.

Source: Press Release