A new image of The Riddler in DC Films’ The Batman has surfaced online, and it’s causing quite the debate among fans.
As per Comic Book, the image of Paul Dano in costume as The Riddler was recently released by Warner Bros.
It would be fair to say that it’s generated a lot of reactions on social media.
Fans compare Riddler’s outfit in The Batman to that of a real-life serial killer
Speaking about Dano’s performance in the film at DC’s FanDome event last year, director Matt Reeves said:
You know we have a Paul Dano plays a version of the Riddler that no one has ever seen before and it’s really exciting. He’s such an incredibly creative actor and so what he is doing I think is going to blow people’s minds.”
The scenes that have shown The Riddler in action certainly look like Dano’s going to be a menacing presence on screen.
Fans have been having their say, with most liking what they’re seeing:
Stop talking about Riddler's design.
Talk about how Paul Dano's gonna be in the top 5 best CBM villains.
If you don't like the design, I think Paul Dano will make you change your mind just because of how he and Matt uses it.pic.twitter.com/LoiZvPdFoA
— Flo (@FloNashton) January 8, 2022
The Riddler looks perfect for what Matt Reeves is going for with #TheBatman. Eerie, ominous, and cryptic. I love that it’s also inspired by true crime serial killer the Zodiac. This will be an unforgettable comic book movie villain no doubt! pic.twitter.com/rVovPRWnSv
— BLURAYANGEL 🦇 (@blurayangel) January 9, 2022
I respect everyone's views on how the Riddler looks but personally, this attire fits well with the film's general dark and gothic theme.
I would imagine that someone who decided to spread a message and take action in their own way to find clothing just laying around the house. pic.twitter.com/R7CGB4Egbv
— Matt 🎬 (@mattlikesfilm) January 8, 2022
really don’t like modern attempts to make the riddler seem darker or more intimidating
just let him be a dorky nerd in bright green pajamas covered in question marks pic.twitter.com/d84DcuhkaL
— ❄️ Lupin the Brrrd ❄️ (@EpicFunnyName) January 2, 2022
It’s certainly an intriguing look for the character.
However, what ultimately matters is his performance in the film, which looks extremely menacing.
We can’t wait to see Dano’s The Riddler giving Robert Pattinson’s Batman all sorts of trouble.
Joining Pattinson and Dano in the film will be Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis and Colin Farrell.
The Batman will arrive in cinemas on 4 March.
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