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The Batman: Gotham PD Seizes Riddler Website Rataalada.com

With the release of the Joker deleted scene, it seems as if the viral campaign for The Batman surrounding the Riddler websites has come to an end courtesy of the Gotham City Police Department. In conjunction with what occurred in the movie, Warner Bros. created a real website where fans could visit and interact with Riddler who …

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Paul Dano Writing Riddler Comic Book

DC Comics announces that The Batman actor Paul Dano will be writing a Riddler: Year One comic book series. Dano will be paired with artist Stevan Subic to write Edward Nashton’s path to becoming The Riddler in a new six-issue bimonthly DC Black Label limited series that launches in October. Check out the teaser art below. Paul …

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‘The Batman’ Riddler Viral Campaign Teases Spoiler

The Riddler might be done just yet judging from a viral marketing campaign for The Batman that continues after the movie. Note: Spoilers follow. The Batman post-credit scene riddle The Batman post-credit scene happens to feature the Riddler offering goodbye and flashing the rataalada.com website on the screen and while initially, fans had to decipher riddles …

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‘The Batman’ Preview Images: Robert Pattinson, Riddler, Catwoman, Penguin

Warner Bros. has released a batch of new official images for The Batman featuring looks at Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne and the titular character, Paul Dano as Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, and Colin Farrel as Penguin. The movie gets released on March 4, 2022. Check out the images below. #TheBatman Rain Face promo pic.twitter.com/1x7nY11Wa4 …

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James McAvoy Would Play Riddler If He Loses X-Men Role

With the X-Men back at Marvel, the future of the actors and character is anybody’s guess, but if James McAvoy loses his Professor Xavier gig, he says he wouldn’t mind playing the Riddler in the DCEU.  A fan questions the actor, “If you join the DC Universe, who would you want to play?” “The Riddler. …

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Two Batman Villains Almost Made It Into Batman Vs. Superman

It’s learned two Batman villains almost made it into Batman Vs. Superman.

Director Zack Snyder spoke with Collider and said he talked with Chris Terrio about adding in Joker and Riddler; however, they ended up deciding against it to focus on Batman and Superman, but it’s noted their presence is felt in the movie.

The Joker and The Riddler both came close to being in this movie. We talked about the possibility of putting them in. [Screenwriter] Chris Terrio and I talked about it a lot and felt that their mythological presence is felt in the movie and that’s cool, but I didn’t want to get my eye too far off the ball because I needed to spend the time, frankly, with Batman and Superman to understand the conflict.

We can see the Joker’s presence is felt through the Robin costume in the Batcave, and it’s thought the Riddler’s question mark is featured in the old Wayne Mansion.

The Joker will be seen this August in the Suicide Squad movie, played by Jared Leto; Ben Affleck’s Batman is scheduled to appear in Suicide Squad as well.

Jim Carrey played Riddler in 1995’s Batman Forever, with Cory Michael Smith currently playing Edward Nygma on the Gotham TV series.

Any ideas who could play Riddler in the Justice League universe? WB once wanted Leonardo DiCaprio for the role during the Nolan Trilogy, and it was also said Justin Timberlake was circling the role for Batman vs. Superman.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves.

Synopsis:

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

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Brent Spiner Cast As Riddler For Justice League Action

It’s learned that Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Brent Spiner will provide the voice of the Ridder for the new Cartoon Network Justice League Action animated series.

Spiner, who previously voiced the Joker for Young Justice, told Comic Book Central (via Newsarama) in a podcast that he is voicing Riddler as Mark Hamill wanted to once again voice Joker.

“There’s a new Justice League coming on, and Mark [Hamill] decided this time he wanted to the Joker, so I ended up doing the Riddler,” revealed Spiner. “I’ve only done one episode, but then I only did one episode of the Joker, too.”

The new Justice League Action series is set to debut this Fall and also stars Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman, James Woods as Lex Luthor and Diedrich Bader as Booster Gold.

Brent Spiner played Data in ST: TNG.

Synopsis:

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start, each eleven-minute episode jumps in with lightning-paced action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge.

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Jim Parsons Wants To Play The Riddler (Video)

Who better to play the Riddler than Jim Pasons of The Big Bang Theory?

MTV interviewed the actor where he answered a question regarding which superhero he would like to play.

Parsons actually said he would like to play a supervillain, and that it would be Riddler (via Slashfilm).

You can watch the full clip above.

Jim Carrey played the Riddler in Batman Forever, and Cory Michael Smith plays Edward Nygma on Gotham.

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How About Matt Smith As Riddler? (Video)

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With Warner Bros. rebooting Batman, with that comes new villains.

So how about former Doctor Who Matt Smith as the Riddler.

Matt Smith attended the recent Wizard World Philadelphia Comic-Con along with his former companion, Karen Gillan.

Matt Smith is asked to give his best “I’m Batman” impression where he replies in a high-pitched voice.

It’s then mentioned that WB is rebooting Batman with Ben Affleck when it is suggested that Matt Smith should play the Riddler.

Smith replies that he is going to write to Warner Bros. and say that he should play Riddler.

“Hey, that’s cool,” Smith said.

Check out the full clip:

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No Justin Timberlake As Riddler In Batman Vs. Superman (Video)

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:10578:]]Ben Affleck and Justin Timblerlake recently premiered their new high-stakes gambling movie Runner, Runner where Timberlake recently commented on his previous mention of playing the Riddler in Batman Vs. Superman.

The actor/singer previously let it be known that he definitely wouldn’t be Robin, stating “hell, no,” but offered the villain he would love to play more than anything would be the Riddler.

Turns out much like he Riddler, Timberlake was having some fun as Extra caught up with him on the Red Carpet at the Runner, Runner premiere.

“No, no, no.  Fanboys rejoice. I have no aspirations of that,” he said.

Ben Affleck is also asked about Justin Timberlake being the Riddler in the Man of Steel sequel where he replies, “Justin can do anything.”

Check out the video for yourself below.

The sequel to “Man of Steel” goes into production next year for a July 17, 2015 release also starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

For more news on the “Man of Steel” and related movies head on over to the Cosmic Book News Superman movie hub.

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With Bale Out: Will Leonardo DiCaprio Come On Board Batman/Superman as The Riddler?

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With Justin Timberlake recently stating that he would be interested in playing the Riddler in the Man of Steel sequel, that made me recall an earlier actor Warner Bros. wanted for the role in The Dark Knight Trilogy.

In a previous issue of Empire Magazine, David Goyer let it be known that Warner Bros. wanted Leonardo DiCaprio for the Riddler.

“Obviously it’s gonna be The Riddler, and we want it to be Leonardo DiCaprio,” WB told Goyer.

This is said have taken place around the time that DiCaprio was in talks with Nolan for Inception, but obviously Nolan went with Bane in The Dark Knight Rises (which happened to feature Inception actors Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine and Cillian Murphy).

Following that, news of an un-authorized Christian Bale biography by a former publicist stated that Bale wasn’t such a fan of DiCaprio’s leading to speculation that was the reason for no Riddler or Leonardo in The Dark Knight Rises.

Now with Christian Bale out of the picture, and assuming there was some bad blood between the two, this now paves way for Leonardo DiCaprio in the sequel to Man of Steel.

Obviously this is all speculation, and with Batman/Superman seemingly based on Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, it’s thought that in addition to Lex Luthor the movie will feature The Joker as a second villain.

However, there is the fact of Heath Ledger’s stunning performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight which WB may not want to go near. Yet.

Riddler could definitely work.

Cavill. Affleck. Cranston. DiCaprio.

There’s a billing block for you.

The sequel to “Man of Steel” goes into production next year for a July 17, 2015 release also starring Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

For more news on the “Man of Steel” and related movies head on over to the Cosmic Book News Superman movie hub.

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Justin Timberlake Wants To Play The Riddler In Batman/Superman; Hell No To Robin

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Justin Timberlake stars alongside new Batman, Ben Affleck, in this October’s Runner, Runner.

While making the rounds at a radio station the actor makes it known that he is not interested in playing a sidekick or even a superhero, but wouldn’t mind playing a super villain.

Timberlake tells the Fresh 102.7 studios when asked about Robin: “Not a chance in hell. I ain’t playin’ Robin. I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie. Now VILLAIN! I’ll tell you the villain I want to play more than anything because I grew up loving Batman, funny enough, is the Riddler. The Riddler is my favorite villain.

“I’m ready. The Riddler. Gimme a call. The Riddler was like a sociopath. He was proper crazy. So if I’m gonna play crazy, I’m wanna play proper crazy,” Timberlake said.

Justin Timberlake also went on to say that he likes Ben Affleck as Batman, that Ben is a brilliant actor, and that he thinks Affleck will surprise a lot of people.

Runner, Runner hits October 4th.

The sequel to “Man of Steel” goes into production next year for a July 17, 2015 release also starring Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

For more news on the “Man of Steel” and related movies head on over to the Cosmic Book News Superman movie hub.

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Your Alternative Comics Beat For July 8th, 2013: Batman ’66

Alt Beat With Kenneth Porter

 

I know I’m going against the grain by picking not only a Big Two book for this column, but also a Batman title. If you give me a chance to explain I think we can avoid any stone throwing or harsh language. Since the debut of Tim Burton’s Batman the world has viewed the caped crusader as the dark knight instead of a fun, pulp character. My first exposure to the Adam West Batman was in the film version of the TV show.

I thought it was hilarious, very fun, and a whimsical take on Batman that I had never seen.

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I grew up on the Tim Burton films and Batman: The Animated Series. When I discovered the TV version of the character I didn’t react like many people my age did. I’ve literally heard people call it embarrassing and ridiculous. The same might be said about Nolan’s films by an audience in the future. Back then the whole idea of costumed crime fighting was light and fun pulp stories. Now the trend is to make things as dark as possible, even when it has no right being there.

What makes Batman ’66 so special is the blend between the fun and goofy TV show and post-modern comic book storytelling. The comic was written by Jeff Parker with art and colors by Jonathan Case, and it really pops. Both the writing and the artwork are incredible. I feel like I’m watching an episode of the TV show but with a much higher budget. They never could have had Batman launch from the batmobile and fight it out with the Riddler on a bi-plane in the TV show.

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If they did it wouldn’t have looked this impressive.

I really need to focus on the art here. Parker writes a thrilling story, but Case delivers on the art front in a way I’ve never seen before. It mixes pop sensibilities of the 60’s with a use of color that makes it unique on the digital shelves.

So why is it an Alt-Beat you ask?

Because this is a version of Batman many of you might not be familiar with. It’s a look back to what Batman used to mean to a whole different generation. It shows off just how versatile the character is and how he can flourish in any decade and context. Throw your caution to the wind and try this digital title on for size.

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Will the readers warm up to Batman ’66?

Can Alt-Beat columnist Ken Porter stave off the rampaging post-modern Batman fans?

Will he find something just as fun to talk about next week?

Tune in to Cosmic Book News and the Alt-Beat column again! Same Cosmic time, same Cosmic channel!

Ken Porter also writes comic books with his latest being “Ink Ribbon” from Visionary Comics. Ken was also the winner of this year’s Top Cow Talent Search contest.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Was Wanted For Riddler; Did Christian Bale Say No?

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1920:]]A couple interesting stories to come out recently surrounding Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio and The Dark Knight Trilogy movies.

Perhaps related, perhaps not.

We learn that Warner Bros. initially wanted Leonardo DiCaprio as the villain in the role of the Riddler following the success of the Dark Knight and told writer David Goyer and director Christopher Nolan as much.

In the latest issue of Empire Magazine (via WhatCulture), Goyer says that WB told them, “Obviously it’s gonna be The Riddler, and we want it to be Leonardo DiCaprio.”

As WhatCulture notes, this was around the same time DiCaprio was up for the role in Nolan’s Inception. And we do know that Nolan likes to use actors that he has worked with in the past. The Dark Knight Rises and the cast of Inception share the likes of Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard and Michael Caine.

But no Leonardo Di CaPrio.

The reason why?

Well, according to Christian Bale’s publicist, in a new tell-all biography (unauthorized, I assume), Christian Bale – The Inside Story of the Darkest Batman, Bale despises Leonardo DiCaprio.

DiCaprio. The name burned Christian like a branding iron,” Cheung writes (via Digital Spy).

The book states that Bale lost roles in This Boy’s Life and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape to Leonardo DiCaprio as well as Titanic.

And Bale beat out DiCaprio for the part in American Psycho.

So could Christian Bale have said no to having Leonardo Di Caprio as the Riddler in the third Batman movie due to some heated rivalry between the two?

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra’s al Ghul.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Dark Knight Rises Movie Hub for even more news, trailers and images.

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