Leaked Batman artwork on the web reveals that the Riddler played by Paul Dano looks like the Zodiac Killer.
It’s been almost nine months since the first trailer for The batman debuted, giving fans a first glimpse of the Riddler as Paul Dano. While the villain was only seen in brief, interspersed shots throughout the trailer, the character design showed a clear departure from the Riddler’s usual green suit.
Now a new leaked image of a 2022 calendar for The batman offers another close look at the new cinematic incarnation of Riddler. The art features a leather mouthpiece, gaping eye holes, and the villain’s business card question mark surrounded by target symbol.
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The design bears a striking resemblance to the portrayal of the infamous Zodiac Killer (depicted in the 2007 thriller of the same name by David Fincher). The Zociac killer was active in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1960s and 1970s, taking the lives of five known victims and sending cryptic communications to local law enforcement and reporters.
The Zodiac Killer is clearly a huge inspiration for the design of the Riddler pic.twitter.com/5s0JaLjmHI
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Robert Pattinson will play the title role, Colin Farrell will be the iconic villain Penguin, Andy Serkis will be Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth, Paul Dano will be Riddler and Zoe Kravitz will play Catwoman.
Also note that John Turturro will be Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright will play Commissioner Gordon and Peter Sarsgaard will also be in the film in an unknown role.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The batman is scheduled to hit theaters in March 2022.
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