Word broke last night that Jonah Hill and Warner Brothers could not come to terms on a salary for him to appear in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Hill was rumored to be up for The Riddler and now just a few hours later its been announced that Paul Dano has been cast as The Riddler. Some reports claimed that Seth Rogen was possibly up for the role, but it looks like the win has gone to Dano, a great choice.
Dano is one of the finest character actors in the world right now. This isn’t normally the type of role he’d take on. The Riddler is a far more high profile character than he usually plays, but I love this casting choice. Far more than I like the thought of Jonah Hill taking the role.
Dano’s probably most famous for his role in There Will Be Blood but he’s also given some great performances in Prisoners, Little Miss Sunshine and 12 Years a Slave. He scored a Golden Globe nomination a few years back for playing Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys in Love & Mercy.
Is Paul Dano a good choice for the Riddler?