‘The Batman’ Star Paul Dano Previews His ‘Riddler: Year One’ Prequel Series

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The Batman star Paul Dano showed up at San Diego Comic-Con to discuss the upcoming prequel comic centered on The Riddler.

Following a long social media campaign for The Batman, it was revealed that a Riddler miniseries detailing Edward Nashton’s origin was coming. Paul Dano, who played the character in The Batman, will write the six-issue comic book series for DC’s Black Label, with illustrations from artist Stevan Subic.

Riddler’s Rise

Paul Dano appeared at the “Jim Lee and Friends” panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday to discuss Riddler: Year One. During the panel, Dano walked through a preview of the first issue, which features Robert Pattinson’s Batman in his first year of crime fighting.

Here is the synopsis for The Batman:

“Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.

When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.”

Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as the Penguin and Barry Keoghan as The Joker.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.