Director Matt Reeves says that The Batman‘s Riddler is both scary and empathetic. Paul Dano squares off with Robert Pattinson’s brand-new Dark Knight in the upcoming DC Films project. Not much is known about the bad chap thus far, but the filmmaker hypes him up by hold followers new ideas about what to expect from the character.

Unlike Jim Carrey’s kookier version inBatman Forever, Dano’s iteration of the Riddler, aka Edward Nashton, is darker and broodier. Marketing for The Batman has purposefully hindered him chiefly hidden in trailers and other official excerpts, leaving fans with very little information about the character. But it’s clear from the get-go that The Batman’s bad chap is a worthwhile antagonist to Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne, who’s just in his second time as the titular vigilante. Based on what’s officially been revealed about the blockbuster, it performs as if Nashton is leader Bruce down a dark route where he learns his family’s hidden past. As heavily inkling, it seems like the Waynes are partly to blame for the city’s issues that the Caped Crusader is trying to resolve.

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Speaking with T0ronto Sun, Reeves opens up about his have also decided to obligate the Riddler The Batman’s primary scoundrel. The blockbuster also peculiarity a few other attributes from the hero’s famed rogues’ gallery, but it’s clear that Nashton is the narrative’s main bad guy. The filmmaker understandably can’t talk about spoilers, but he says that, while Nashton is scary, fans will also feel empathetic towards him. Read his full answer below 😛 TAGEND

“So it would be a version of the Riddler like you’ve never seen before. I think that Paul is so scary in the film, but you have empathy for him, very. You start to see how he arrives at this plaza. I think what he does with it is really special. I’m so excited for beings to see it.”

Considering the fact that Nashton appears to know a lot about Gotham’s past and the Waynes’ connection to the city, some are theorizing that he was negatively impacted by some past dreadful happen that took place in Gotham. Therefore, his actions could be motivated by childhood trauma. What reaches Nashton more dangerous is the fact that he knows who Batman is, and according to Pattinson, losing his anonymity is his Caped Crusader’s greatest fright. The duet will have some intense strifes in The Batman, as razzed in the trailers, but for the most part, it seems like Bruce will be working on cracking the villain’s riddles, solid his entitle as the World’s Greatest Detective. Dano previously said that after playing the Riddler, he’s had trouble sleeping — another indication that this version of the rascal is more complex than most comic book bad guys.

Empathetic villains are nothing brand-new, especially in the comic book movie sandbox. Marvel Studios has Thanos( Josh Brolin) and Killmonger( Michael B. Jordan ), while DC has Cheetah( Kristen Wiig) and Joaquin Phoenix’s version of Joker. So, it will be curious how the Riddler differentiates himself from his predecessors. In any case, considering the glowing recollects for The Batman, it’s safe to say that Dano’s empathetic villain is one to look forward to.

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Source: Toronto Sun

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