Paul Dano Cast As The Riddler In Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Batman’

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Paul Dano has been cast as The Riddler alongside Robert Pattinson as Batman.

After news broke that Jonah Hill has ended talks to join Robert Pattinson in The Batman as The Riddler, fans wondered who would take his place. Those fans didn’t have to wait too long to find out as Warner Bros. has officially cast Paul Dano as The Riddler in the Robert Pattinson-led Batman movie.

Jonah Hill exited talks late yesterday evening and it seemed that he and the studio parted ways because the actor wanted more than double what Robert Pattinson is making to play the Caped Crusader. The studio didn’t want to take that big of a risk on the villain, likening it to Jack Nicholson’s casting as The Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman. Paul Dano being cast as The Riddler makes sense as he is a tremendous young talent that won’t break the bank.

What do you think of Paul Dano as The Riddler? Are you excited to see Paul Dano opposite Robert Pattinson in The Batman? Sound off in the comments section below!

The casting of Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves’ The Batman came as a surprise to many — almost as surprising as Ben Affleck’s exit from the role after playing the DC Comics hero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Although Robert Pattinson had been a rumored contender amongst many young actors including Ansel Elgort, Dylan O’Brien, Logan Lerman, Noah Centineo, Jack O’Connell, Kit Harrington, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Richard Madden, and Armie Hammer, it ultimately came down to Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult, with Robert Pattinson landing the role.

Plot details for the film are still under wraps, though the project starring Robert Pattinson seems to be centered on a younger Caped Crusader as he tackles several of his more traditional enemies such as Paul Dano’s Riddler and Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman. While Warner Bros. is set to restart the character’s story on the big screen, Matt Reeves has confirmed that his film will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic. Matt Reeves’ The Batman is also allegedly the first chapter of a trilogy, much like the Christopher Nolan-directed films with Christian Bale as Batman.

The Batman hits theaters June 25, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news regarding Robert Pattinson, Paul Dano, The Ridder and the future of DC Films.

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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