Catwoman, the Riddler, and more on-screen Batman villains

Paul Dano has just been confirmed as the next Riddler

Stars Insider

18/10/19 | StarsInsider

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Paul Dano has been cast as the Riddler in the upcoming film 'The Batman,' starring Robert Pattinson. He joins Zoë Kravitz, who was just announced as Catwoman, in a growing cast of villains. 

Dano will actually be the first actor since Jim Carrey in 1995 to play the character in a live-action movie. In fact, the Riddler's been portrayed very few times in live-action films. Though while Catwoman may lead the pack as far as number of different portrayals goes, some were definitely better than others.

But does this even really mean anything? Joaquin Phoenix, for instance, is the fourth actor to play the Joker in a live-action movie, but his performance has been praised. Then there are villains like Harley Quinn, who has only been portrayed once on film⁠—yet the Internet's buzzing about Margot Robbie and 2020's 'Birds of Prey.'

Let's reflect. In this gallery, look back on some memorable performances of infamous Batman villains.

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