Paul Dano’s take on the Riddler has been, well, an enigma ever since he showed up in The Batman’s DC FanDome trailer last year. The film’s marketing campaign has left out any glimpses at the character’s actual face. But now, we have a better idea as to what makes him tick. Warner Bros. has released a new synopsis for The Batman that clarifies who the villain is targeting when the movie arrives in theaters next year.
The synopsis confirms that Dano’s Riddler is hunting members of Gotham high society. This includes the city’s mayor, Don Mitchell Jr., who was last seen with duct tape covering his face in The Batman’s original FanDome teaser. Presumably, Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne is on this list as well. And his search for the Riddler will lead him to cross paths with several other colorful characters in Gotham’s underworld.
You can read the full synopsis below.
“Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman, striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies—Alfred Pennyworth, Lt. James Gordon—amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.
“When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman, Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin, Carmine Falcone, and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler. As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.”
The Batman will hit theaters on March 4, 2022.
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