Robert Pattinson Teases The Riddler Revealing Batman Secrets
The secret identity of Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson) is the biggest puzzle of them all in a revealing new featurette for The Batman. “I tried to reach you. You’re a part of it too, Bruce,” says the enigmatic Edward Nashton (Paul Dano), whose trail of cryptic clues sends Detective Dark Knight on an investigation into the underworld. Threatening to uncover the truth about the corrupt and crime-infested city of Gotham, the Riddler raises question marks about the Waynes and reveals secrets long believed buried. “All these years,” young Wayne is heard saying. from Pattinson to his most trusted ally, Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis) “You lied to me.”
The Riddler is “by far the most important opponent he’s ever faced,” Pattinson says in the Little Caesars Preview of The Batman featurette. “The Riddler seems to know secrets about Batman that even Bruce didn’t know.”
After assassinating Gotham Mayor Don Mitchell (Rupert Penry-Jones) and turning District Attorney Gil Colson (Peter Sarsgaard) into a ticking time bomb, the sadistic serial killer leaves clues and cryptic messages in a game of tag. and mouse with Batman.
The Riddler is “directing everything directly at Batman,” says Pattinson, who makes an ally in feline fatal Selina Kyle (Zoe Kravitz). “He wants to end up punishing the Riddler because he mirrors Bruce’s secrets.”
Director Matt Reeves described The Batman as an origin story for the Riddler, which emerges alongside proto-versions of Catwoman (Kravitz) and the Penguin (Colin Farrell).
The Batman is an edgy, action-packed thriller that depicts Batman in his early years, struggling to balance rage with righteousness as he investigates a disturbing mystery that has terrorized Gotham. Robert Pattinson delivers a raw and intense portrayal of Batman as a disillusioned and desperate vigilante awakened by the realization that the anger consuming him makes him no better than the ruthless serial killer he hunts.
Starring Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as GCPD’s James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham DA Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson in mayoral candidate Bella Reál, Andy Serkis as Alfred and Colin Farrell as Oswald “Penguin” Cobblepot, The Batman opens exclusively in theaters on March 4. Tickets are now on sale.