Paul Dano is Edward Nashton aka "The Riddler"

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  1. TheGuy Dwelling under the Batcave

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    'The Batman' Casts Paul Dano as The Riddler

    Matt Reeves has found his Riddler for The Batman. Paul Dano has joined the film as the classic villain, Warner Bros. announced Thursday.

    Dano's version of the character will be named Edward Nashton, a departure from the comic books in which he goes by the name Edward Nygma.

    Robert Pattinson is starring in The Batman, with Zoe Kravitz to play Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright on board as Batman ally Commissioner Gordon. Jonah Hill was at one point eyeing a role in the film as either Riddler or The Penguin, but the deal did not come to fruition.

    Dano was recently nominated for an Emmy for his role in Escape at Dannemora. Dano directed, co-wrote and produced the critically-acclaimed film Wildlife. His film credits include Love and Mercy, Prisoners, 12 Years a Slave, There Will Be Blood, Youth and Okja, amongst others. Dano is represented by Anonymous Content, WME, Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder and Christopher and Relevant.

    Warner Bros. opens The Batman on June 25, 2021.
     
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    This why they wanted Hill for penguin. Great choice!!
     
  4. Boom I got nothin'

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    Article confirms that they are going with Edward Nashton instead of Edward Nygma.
     
  5. OtherwiseKnownAs We live inside a dream. (P)(he/him/his)

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    Fine with either name. Both have been used before.
     
  6. Gothamsknight A Dark Knight

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    This is such beautiful casting! Didn't think of it before, but it works so well.
     
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  7. flickchick85 Admin of Might

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    Isn't Nashton meant to be Nygma's real name? I thought he was the one who changed it to Nygma at some point. I don't think that's a "departure from the comic books" like the article claims.
     
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    Perfect casting.
     
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  9. Marvel united Omega level Mutant

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    Wait, isn't Nashton the same Riddler as Nygma? He changed his name.
     
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  10. Boom I got nothin'

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    Yeah. Same character, different name.
     
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  11. OtherwiseKnownAs We live inside a dream. (P)(he/him/his)

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    I think it depends on the continuity, but yeah, Nashton is mostly used as his birth name.
     
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  12. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    Chances of The Riddler getting beaten to a pulp have gone up 1000%
     
  13. Marvel united Omega level Mutant

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    Indeed. This may imply this Is an early Nygma who has not yet embraced the Riddler mantle yet
     
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    OMG I love this; it's like all my fancasts are coming true!!

    from May:

     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Thank goodness.
     
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  17. Boom I got nothin'

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    Funny that the better choice was the backup option.
     
  18. flickchick85 Admin of Might

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    I'll be honest, Dano usually annoys me in things more often than not, BUT he's also a good actor who just so happens to be perfect for this role, so I'm digging this choice.

    WAY more than Jonah Hill...who I thought was up for Penguin, lol.
     
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    I loved him in Prisoners, Little Miss Sunshine, & Okja. He's perfect. Spot-on casting.
     
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  21. Gothamsknight A Dark Knight

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    I found him great and annoying in There Will be Blood, which is all good signs of whats to come as Riddler. I'm so damn excited!
     
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    Why ever choose Hill when Paul Dano was, like, right there.
    How was he the back up choice instead of the favourite?
     
  23. Kane52630 TRAPPED IN A BEE CAGE

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    Love Paul Dano... This is great casting.

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    Wow great casting once again.
     
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    Waaaaay better than Jonah Hill. Onboard.
     
  26. TheGuy Dwelling under the Batcave

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    Oscar Snub.
     
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