THE BATMAN | Paul Dano Talks The Riddler

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EMPIRE has released another short teaser article for their big magazine feature for THE BATMAN.  Here’s what Paul Dano had to say about his role of Edward Nashton, AKA “The Riddler”…

I liked how both grounded and big this film is at the same time.  So there are some grounding forces like the Zodiac Killer, right? But it’s still THE BATMAN, and for me, it’s much bigger, so it was important to let my imagination react to the script, rather than strictly basing it on a serial killer.

He also comments on the costume he wears as The Riddler in the film…

The costume was very intense.  I think the potential DIY element you’re talking about was actually scarier to me than the more sophisticated or composed designs we might have played with. I found working with the costume to be very powerful. When you put on something like that, there’s a way to let it speak to you, and tell your body something. There’s a way to let it have a life of its own.

Did anyone really expect him to sport a green leotard with black question marks, a bowler hat, on his head, and swinging a question mark cane?

Speaking of the article, I read the entire thing this morning and it’s fantastic!  Stay tuned for a BOF Social Hour Podcast where we discuss what we learned about THE BATMAN from it.  (FYI: I bought the digital issue because I’m here in the U.S. for about $4.  CLICK HERE if you want to do the same.  You’re welcome!) – Bill “Jett” Ramey


THE BATMAN hits theaters on March 4, 2022. Follow BOF’s Everything About THE BATMAN Page.  Make plans to attend BOF’s THE BATMAN Watch Party.