The Batman starring Robert Pattinson will be the actor’s first venture as the Caped Crusader and is set to be a completely different take on Batman than shown in previous franchises.
Now it seems leaked promo art from the upcoming film has fans losing their minds over Paul Dano’s version of The Riddler. Lately, images said to be from a tie-in calendar for the film have been making rounds on social media. It also includes an intriguing poster.
However, what truly has fans’ attention is the first look at the Riddler’s mask design, which is certainly far different from his other iterations in the past. Several fans noticed that the mask design looks inspired by the Zodiac Killer, the real-life serial killer who was never caught. Naturally many fans couldn’t contain their excitement for this revelation.
“The Zodiac Killer vibes Riddler is giving off in Matt Reeves’ The Batman is the exact reason why I know he’s going to blow our minds,”
“IDC WHAT ANYONE SAYS PAUL DANO’S RIDDLER DESIGN SO FAR IS SICK AF AND HES SUPPOSE TO BE BASED ON THE ZODIAC KILLER AND HE ACTUALLY LOOKS MENACING AND SCARY AF.”
“I have no issue with the Riddler’s new look in The Batman 2022. He looks frightening and iconic in his own unique way. It’s an intriguing reinterpretation of this character. We’ve had plenty of classic Riddler looks on screen now so I’m fully embracing this fresh take.”
The film is set to release on March 4, 2022. We will have to see how the film turns out to be and if it will be able to live up to fan expectations.