Paul Dano’s Riddler Is Unmasked In New Clip From ‘The Batman’

We all know Paul Dano’s face. We’ve been looking at it since L.I.E. and The Girl Next Door, right? So what makes this new clip from The Batman, in which we see the unmasked face of Dano’s Edward Nashton aka The Riddler so special? Because it’s the first time we see him without his creepy green Metal Men-esque mask.

Dano brought the clip with him to Good Morning America, and it shows Riddler being confronted by Gotham City Police Department. As he turns around with his hands up slowly, we see his unmasked face…and he looks like Paul Dano. No scars, make-up, tattoos, or anything. Disappointing.

It does look as if Dano’s take on the character will be considerably more subdued than Jim Carrey’s unhinged take in Batman Forever. The character, as far as I’m concerned, has yet to have a truly great portrayal on the big screen and maybe Dano’s will be it.

The Batman hits theaters on March 4th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.