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James McAvoy Could’ve Played The Riddler in the Upcoming Batman Movie!

There are lots of actors but there are only several actors that stick out to me among the pack as performers who have delivered some truly outstanding pieces of work.

These actors are: Tom Hanks, Christian Bale, Josh Brolin, Joaquin Phoenix, Russel Crowe, Heath Ledger, Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Denzel Washington, and Morgan Freeman. However, after the past few weeks and getting the chance to see James McAvoy’s performances in the X-Men films as well as Split and Glass, I have assembled him alongside the likes of these exceptional actors because, despite the fact that he’s only been nominated for a Golden Globe for the romantic drama Atonement, the man can act!

Watching him take on a role in Split that features a character who has twenty-three! different personalities within himself could’ve been a disaster. Instead, we get to see him shine as he impeccably switches characters on the drop of a dime just by changing the way he sits, the way his eyebrows crinkle, or the way his voice sounds. He ranges from stern and annoying as Dennis to kind and almost motherly as Patricia and then really goofy and naive as nine-year-old Hedwig and then absolutely terrifying as his horrific alter-ego, The Beast. And this happens all while retaining the idea that Kevin, the person the twenty-three personalities are trying to protect, lies deep within.

Yesterday, I was watching ScreenRant (click the link to discover James McAvoy’s 10 Best Movies According to IMDb) on Youtube and I learned that one of the comic book characters McAvoy wanted to play was The Riddler in the upcoming Batman movie. Instead, the role would go to this guy. Continue reading James McAvoy Could’ve Played The Riddler in the Upcoming Batman Movie!

Paul Dano Is Cast as The Riddler in ‘The Batman’

The Batman is well underway and with Zoe Kravitz cast as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Batman on Tuesday the casting confirmations have continued.

Wednesday, Golden-Globe nominated actor Paul Dano, known for his roles in Little Miss Sunshine and 12 Years a Slave, was revealed to be cast as Edward Nashton/The Riddler in The Batman.

To be honest, I’m not too thrilled about the casting. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve only seen him in one movie, that being Cowboys vs. Aliens, so I can’t really judge his casting off of his acting skills but I’m judging off of visual preference and I feel his face looks too soft for the role.

One of DC Comics’ biggest weaknesses has been the casting for the villains. Whether we’re talking about Jared Leto’s horrendous representation of The Joker, Jesse Eisenburg’s annoying rendition of Lex Luthor or even Mark Strong’s somewhat exacerbating performance as Dr. Sivana in Shazam! the franchise has not hit any major winners in the villain department and it seems that trend may continue.

I was excited about Robert Pattinson’s casting as Bruce Wayne/Batman and I loved Zoe Kravitz’s casting as Catwoman but Paul Dano as The Riddler…I’ll have to wait and see.

Who’s next to join the party? I’m very interested in finding out.

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