Paul Dano joins the cast of The as clever supervillain The Riddler

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Paul Dano joins the cast of The as clever supervillain The Riddler

By Kelby Vera For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:36 BST, 17 October 2019 | Updated: 19:50 BST, 17 October 2019

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The has another new villain.

Paul Dano is now set to play The Riddler, according to Variety. News has yet to be confirmed by the studio, however.

The 35-year-old actor is set to play opposite leading man Robert Pattinson, who has been cast as the caped crusader.

Riddle me this: Paul Dano will be playing the villainous Riddler in The Batman. Seen above at September's Emmys

Riddle me this: Paul Dano will be playing the villainous Riddler in The . Seen above at September's Emmys

The Riddler has quite a storied history, first appearing in DC comics in 1948

The Riddler has quite a storied history, first appearing in DC comics in 1948

It was previously reported that actor/director Jonah Hill turned down the role of The Riddler after extensive negotiations.  

Insiders think an offer for Dano was already ready once Hill finally

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