Paul Dano attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images)

When a Jonah Hill leaves, a Paul Dano swoops in, apparently.

The Hollywood Reporter has phrase that, in the wake of current information that Jonah Hill had exited talks to be part of Matt Reeves’ Batman film, Paul Dano has signed on to take one among the alleged roles Hill was in discussions for: Edward Nygma, a.ok.a. the cryptic puzzle-loving mastermind the Riddler (though THR notes the character can be named Edward Nashton right here).

The different alleged position Hill was in talks for appeared to be the Penguin, but it surely stays to be seen if different actors are being pursued presently for that one. Part of the earlier stories round Hill’s exits had tapped Seth Rogen as a possible identify to be part of him as the Riddler, however that appears to have been one other false begin given Dano’s arrival.

It’s been a busy week in Gotham City—past the Hill information, we discovered that Zoë Kravitz had additionally signed onto the movie to play Catwoman, Batman’s long-time frenemy (and, most not too long ago in the comics, ex-fiance). Dano—whose many credit embrace There Will Be Blood, Little Miss SunshineOkja, and Showtime’s Escape at Dannemora—joins the aforementioned Kravitz, in addition to the beforehand solid Jeffery Wright as Commissioner Jim Gordon, and Robert Pattinson as Batman.

The Batman film is presently scheduled for a June 25, 2021 launch.

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