‘Fantastic Beasts’ Star Eddie Redmayne Wants To Play The Riddler In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

Fantastic Beasts and Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne revealed he wants to play The Riddler in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

It’s been quiet on the casting front for Matt Reeves’ The Batman ever since it was confirmed that Robert Pattinson would be the one to replace Ben Affleck, which was back in May. Matt Reeves’ The Batman is rumored to have a rogue’s gallery that includes the likes of Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. We exclusively reported over the weekend that Matt Reeves is looking for a POC actress to play the next Catwoman. However, there is no indication of what Matt Reeves is looking for in The Riddler. But, Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne appears to be interested.

The last time The Riddler was featured on the big screen was in 1995’s Batman Forever, played by Jim Carrey. IMDb asked a bunch of actors what supervillain they would like to play. In the interview from TIFF, Eddie Redmayne revealed he is game of The Riddler:

“I’d love to play The Riddler. Just putting that out there.”

You can check out the full video with Fantastic Beasts‘ Eddie Redmayne and other actors who answered the question below:

Eddie Redmayne is best known for his turn as Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts series and won an Academy Award for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts may prevent Eddie Redmayne from playing The Riddler in The Batman because of his commitment to Fantastic Beasts 3. Both are expected to film early next year.

Do you think Fantastic Beasts‘ Eddie Redmayne would be a good fit for The Riddler? Sound off in the comments below!

Details for the Robert Pattinson-led Batman project are being kept under lock and key. Previous rumors once pointed to an earlier version of the script featuring Ben Affleck bookending the film as his current Batman while the film introduced Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader in his earlier years. But with Ben Affleck officially retired from the role, Robert Pattinson is replacing the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League star as Batman.

We know that The Batman will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and feature a Rogues’ Gallery of villains. 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 Dark Knight’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 CorpsBlack AdamThe Suicide SquadSupergirlNew Gods, and Birds of Prey.

The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on Robert Pattinson and the future of the DC Extended Universe!

Eddie Redmayne will return as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts 3, set for November 21, 2021.

Source: IMDb

The CW Unveils First Photos From Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl Season 5 Premiere

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Supergirl Melissa Benoist Event HorizonThe CW released the first official photos from the fifth season premiere of Melissa Benoist's Supergirl.

The fifth season of Supergirl is set to debut in early October and now The CW has unveiled the first official photos from the premiere, titled "Event Horizon". The first photo offers fans a brand new look at Melissa Benoist's Kara Danvers in her updated Supergirl outfit.

Also featured in the gallery are photos of David Harewood as J'onn J'onzz, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jesse Rath as Brainiac 5, and Nicole Maines in full costume as Dreamer. You can check out the photo of Melissa Benoist in costume below and click "Next" to view the rest of the gallery.

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Here is the official synopsis for Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl:

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, (Melissa Benoist). Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to Earth where she was raised by a foster family. Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman, in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex’s life and Kara took to the sky to save her. Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work for the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), a super-secret government organization whose mission is to keep National City – and the Earth – safe from sinister threats. As Kara struggles to navigate her relationships and her burgeoning life as a reporter, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl.

Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen/Guardian, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jesse Rath as Querl Dox/Brainiac 5, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer, Andrea Brooks as Eve Teschmacher, Julie Gonzalo as Andrea Rojas/Acrata, Staz Nair as William Dey, Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen, andDavid Harewood as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter.

Supergirl Season 5 premieres on October 6, 2019, on The CW.

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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.