Though production on Matt Reeves’ The Batman was shut down due to the coronavirus crisis, it hasn’t stopped the stars of the film from heaping praise onto it – from Jeffrey Wright touting the “most badass” Batmobile to Andy Serkis teasing the emotional relationship between Alfred and Bruce.

Now Paul Dano, who plays The Riddler in the movie, has opened up a little about the project while discussing his 2018 directorial debut, Wildlife, with The Playlist.

When Dano was asked when he thought The Batman’s filming might resume he answered “I was filming. I flew home to visit my baby and then didn’t get to fly back [because of the pandemic], which is a really strange thing.”

“But I feel really good about it,” he continued. “I think Matt Reeves is the real deal. I was really surprised by his script, which I think is, is potentially really powerful. Hopefully we’ll get to get back to it sometime soon. I’m not sure.”

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It was recently revealed that Robert Pattinson had just started working on Christopher Nolan’s time-imploding adventure Tenet when he learned he had been cast as The Batman.

Pattinson, in his interview with Total Film, went on to discuss the production stop. “We’d really gotten into a really good rhythm as well, so it’s kind of strange to be pausing. But, again, it’s a hard movie. I mean, obviously it’s Batman, so it’s kind of nice.”

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In other Caped Crusader news, here’s why it’s time for a new live-action Robin – plus, what The Batman can learn from Batman & Robin.

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Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at

Source: The Batman's Riddler Praises Matt Reeves' Script as 'Really Powerful'