Since the first trailer dropped, The Batman has gone out of its way to make sure we never get a good look at Paul Dano‘s take on the classic villain, the Riddler. Director Matt Reeves has openly discussed that they are taking inspiration from the Zodiac killer with this character’s new take. As such, they made a big deal out of not revealing his face. Yet, an official clip has found its way online from Good Morning America that includes the rest of the scene we saw in the opening of the second trailer. Yet, instead of ending early, it briefly reveals the Riddler unmasked.
While it is Dano‘s face, as to be expected, it’s interesting how meek they made the Riddler look. Edward Nygma might be a murderer, but the film is diving into a version that could be an “anyone” on the street who you’d never expect could be behind the cases you see on the news. As he’s getting arrested in this scene it’ll be interesting to see if this is earlier or even much later in the film.
The Batman has pushed its marketing into overdrive with only a week left to go. We’re still anticipating the reviews for the film to confirm if Reeves’ new franchise is one to keep a close eye on. The trailers have certainly been promising and we’Ll see if there is more to Dano‘s character in the film than they are letting on. Somehow, we still know very little about the film’s story and we’ll have to be patient just a little bit longer.