The Batman is well underway and with Zoe Kravitz cast as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Batman on Tuesday the casting confirmations have continued.
Wednesday, Golden-Globe nominated actor Paul Dano, known for his roles in Little Miss Sunshine and 12 Years a Slave, was revealed to be cast as Edward Nashton/The Riddler in The Batman.
To be honest, I’m not too thrilled about the casting. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve only seen him in one movie, that being Cowboys vs. Aliens, so I can’t really judge his casting off of his acting skills but I’m judging off of visual preference and I feel his face looks too soft for the role.
One of DC Comics’ biggest weaknesses has been the casting for the villains. Whether we’re talking about Jared Leto’s horrendous representation of The Joker, Jesse Eisenburg’s annoying rendition of Lex Luthor or even Mark Strong’s somewhat exacerbating performance as Dr. Sivana in Shazam! the franchise has not hit any major winners in the villain department and it seems that trend may continue.
I was excited about Robert Pattinson’s casting as Bruce Wayne/Batman and I loved Zoe Kravitz’s casting as Catwoman but Paul Dano as The Riddler…I’ll have to wait and see.
Who’s next to join the party? I’m very interested in finding out.
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