James McAvoy becomes The Riddler for Robert Pattinson’s The Batman in some new artwork.
While rumors currently swirl about the story in Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, a new piece of fan art by digital artist Jaxson Derr puts James McAvoy in the role of The Riddler. Since The Batman is supposedly using The Long Halloween as the plot basis, it would be great to see James McAvoy as The Riddler show up like he does in the comics — as a potential target for the Holiday serial killer. Because the comic story uses the best villains in the Caped Crusader’s Rogues Gallery, it’s an opportunity for Matt Reeves to pit Robert Pattinson against some truly great actors in The Batman.
There’s been a few different costume changes in The Riddler’s long comic history against Batman. From the bright green tights and a purple mask to the classy suit and cane. James McAvoy would look charmingly menacing in The Riddler’s formal style, as this piece of artwork imagines him in a shirt, waistcoat and tophat. The artist completes James McAvoy’s look with the iconic question mark cane. Take a look at the artwork with James McAvoy below.
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Earlier this year, James McAvoy revealed that he would like to play The Riddler if he loses his X-Men role due to Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets. James McAvoy played a young version of Professor X in Fox’s X-Men series.
Would you like to see James McAvoy as The Riddler opposite Robert Pattinson in The Batman? Let us know in the comments!
We know that The Batman will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and feature a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that reportedly includes Catwoman and The Penguin. Director Matt Reeves has also confirmed that it will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s acclaimed Year One comic and will make use of the Caped Crusader’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC Films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new movie trilogy with Robert Pattinson as Batman.
Matt Reeves’ The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects include The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, The Suicide Squad, Supergirl, New Gods, and Birds of Prey.
The Batman is set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on James McAvoy, The Riddler, Robert Pattinson and the future of the DC Extended Universe!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.