PUBLISHED: 13:26, Sun, Feb 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 13:47, Sun, Feb 16, 2020
Robert Pattinson is taking on one of the best known characters in the DC Comics world - Batman. He will play Bruce Wayne and the caped crusader, opposite some fearsome villains. The villains have been announced, but who are they and how many are there?
Penguin, AKA Oswald Cobblepot, will appear in the movie, played by Colin Farrell.
The background story to Penguin has been told in various movies and series, most recently in superhero series Gotham by Robin Lord Taylor.
Penguin has various backstories, but there are certain details which have stuck over the years.
One of these is that Penguin was bullied as a child for his slightly odd way of walking, his size and his nose, which was made to look a little like a beak.
Another aspect of his background which is fairly universal is his devotion to his mother, who was always overprotective of him and, in some stories, forced him to carry an umbrella.
His obsession with birds is also important, as well as his very aristocratic look of a tuxedo with top hat and tails, as well as a monocle.
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The Riddler was possibly going to be played by Jonah Hill but Paul Dano was eventually cast in the role of the Riddler.
Similarly to Penguin, the Riddler was recently played by Cory Michael Smith in Gotham and has a large number of different backstories.
Known as Edward Nigma, or sometimes Edward Nashton, he is a highly intelligent boy who becomes obsessed with puzzles at a young age.
He cheats in a school competition to be the best puzzler and this soon gets him started as a carnival employee who cheats customers out of money.
Other versions of him see him working for Carmine Falcone as an informant and almost detective, and at one point he is even portrayed as suffering from a brain tumour.
One thing often is depicted in versions of the Riddler, which is his signature green suit and his