“The Batman” Drops New TV Spot Teasing the Riddler’s Deadly Game
We are getting ever closer to seeing writer/director Matt Reeves’s The Batman, which means we can expect more TV spots to emerge in the coming weeks. To that end, a new Riddler-focused spot titled “Game” is focused on The Batman‘s main villain, Edward Nashton/The Riddler, played by Paul Dano. The new spot is centered on the Riddler’s psychotic interest in Batman (Robert Pattinson), which takes the form, as you’d expect given his personality, as deadly a deadly puzzle. In the rogue’s gallery of Batman villains, the Riddler has always fancied himself smarter than all the rest, and that includes Batman himself. In Reeves’s noir-tinged detective story, the Riddler is the perfect villain—the director has compared his version of the villain to the Zodiac Killer, a lunatic obsessed with ciphers. And like all the scariest villains, the Riddler believes what he’s doing is justified.
Check out the new spot here:
It’s intriguing how efficiently this spot gets at the heart of what Reeves, his cast, and his crew have created here. The Batman isn’t an origin story—the Caped Crusader is already in the second year of his vigilante work—which is why the Riddler has his sights set on him. We recently learned that the film is the longest in franchise history, and one of the longest superhero films of all time. This means there will be plenty of times for the Riddler’s games.
Joining Pattison and Dano are a stellar cast, including Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, and Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon.
The Batman swoops into theaters, nearly three hours worth of it, on March 4.
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Featured image: Caption: PAUL DANO as Edward Nashton/the Riddler in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Jonathan Olley/™ & © DC Comics