The casting news just keeps dropping for Matt Reeves\u2019 The Batman. After word came out that Zoe Kravitz is playing Catwoman, and Jonah Hill has exited talks, we now have someone officially cast to play one of Batman\u2019s oldest villains - Riddler.\r\n\r\nAccording to The Hollywood Reporter, Looper actor Paul Dano has been cast as the Riddler in the movie. Director Matt Reeves has also confirmed that his identity won\u2019t be Edward Nygma, but Edward Nashton. Here\u2019s the post:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/mattreevesLA\/status\/1184933107893448704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1184933107893448704&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fepicstream.com%2Fnews%2FBayaniMiguelAcebedo%2FThe-Batman-Paul-Danos-Riddler-Wont-be-Edward-Nygma\r\n\r\nThough Nygma is the most common alter ego of the Riddler in the comics, there\u2019s actually a version of the Riddler that was originally named Ed Nashton before changing it to Nygma to better fit the homophone; you see, Edward Nygma could be E. Nygma, as in enigma, meaning \u201cmystery\u201d. Wordplay is fun, you see.\r\n\r\nGoing back to Dano though, I think he\u2019s a pretty great choice to play the part. Though he mostly does \u201cgood guys\u201d for his films, he can play creepy and complex when he needs to. Just look at this scene from Ruby Sparks where Dano plays an author who has somehow created his dream girl through his writing. The whole film plays like a typical rom-com until this scene:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=O0vteA1jG8Y\r\n\r\nWe don\u2019t know how Reeves plans to treat the Riddler for his films, but hopefully he won\u2019t just be some kind of silly buffoon like Jim Carrey\u2019s version from the 90s.\r\n\r\nCatch Dano in The Batman when it hits theaters June 25, 2021.