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The Batman: Paul Dano Addresses Taking On Riddler Role After Jim Carrey

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Paul Dano reveals that he didn’t speak to Jim Carrey before taking the role of the Riddler in The Batman, but affirms he is a fan of the actor.

Paul Dano reveals that he didn’t speak to Jim Carrey before taking the role of the Riddler in The Batman, but affirms he is a fan of the actor. Carrey portrayed the question-mark adorned villain in Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever in 1995. Dano is the latest actor to play the Riddler against Robert Pattinson’s Batman in Matt Reeve’s fresh take on the character.

As a character with a great impact that is approaching 83 years of publication, Batman and his rogues’ gallery have been brought to life many times on film and television. One such example is Schumacher’s first film featuring the character in 1995, in which Val Kilmer’s Dark Knight faced Riddler and Two-Face, portrayed by Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones respectively. A far cry from the darker, gothic Tim Burton-helmed films that came before, Schumacher chose to have a more vivid, brighter take on Gotham that leaned into a light-hearted film, leading to Michael Keaton departing the project after portraying the hero through Burton’s duology. With Batman Forever being the last theatrically released live-action film to feature the Riddler, many may wonder if Dano had spoken to his predecessor about taking the role and now the actor opened up on the subject.

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Speaking to ExtraTV at the premiere of The Batman, Dano was asked whether he’d spoken with Carrey before taking on the role. While Dano admitted that he hadn’t, he did affirm that he’d like to speak to the comedy icon at some point. Dano explained that he had not only been a fan of Carrey since elementary school but that he was also a fan of fellow Batman villain actor and Hollywood star Jack Nicholson, stating that he was glad to be part of the character’s legacy alongside them. Check out Dano’s response below.


“I didn’t. In fact, I would love to meet Jim Carrey. When I was in late elementary school and Ace Ventura came out– He’s one of my favorite actors. Actually, Jim Carrey and Jack Nicholson were probably my first two favorite actors when I was a kid. It’s nice to be a part of the Batman lore.”

With Dano’s Riddler described as a scary character by Reeves, it is evident that his approach is far-removed from Carrey’s. With Carrey being well-known for his comedic roles at the time, his approach to Edward Nigma was a wise-cracking, hyperactive villain that fits into Schumacher and Warner Bros. lighter, more family-friendly tone for the film, despite infamously annoying co-star Lee Jones during production. Dano’s take on the other hand has been likened to real-world criminals and killers by the cast and director, with Reeves explicitly comparing the character to the Zodiac Killer. Dano had also revealed that portraying the character as he did in the film took a toll on him, revealing that playing the character made sleep difficult for him due to how intense some scenes were.


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While it would have been interesting to learn what Carrey may have told Dano about playing the character, it is perhaps for the best that the actor didn’t speak to his predecessor. Dano’s Riddler has been described as different from what had come before, and perhaps the actor going into the role without speaking to Carrey might have allowed him to better solidify his own unique approach in The Batman. Despite this, fans may be interested to hear both actors come together to discuss portraying the character, allowing Dano to finally meet one of his favorite childhood actors.

Next: Jim Carrey Was Batman’s Perfect Riddler (Even Better Than Dano’s)


Source: Extra TV

  • The Batman (2022)Release date: Mar 04, 2022
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  • Black Adam (2022)Release date: Jul 29, 2022
  • Batgirl (2022)Release date: Mar 05, 2022
  • Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2022)Release date: Dec 16, 2022
  • Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023)Release date: Jun 02, 2023
  • Blue Beetle (2023)Release date: Aug 18, 2023

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Paddington Photoshopped into ‘Barbie’ set photos is exactly the image you need to see today

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It has been a very, very rough couple of weeks for many of us. Dark clouds seem to be looming on every horizon, and you could probably use a silver lining of some kind so, on the off chance that you forgot to pack an emergency pick-me-up marmalade sandwich in your hat, here is a picture of Paddington Bear photoshopped into a set photo from the upcoming Barbie movie. With matching outfits, of course.

The photo, featuring the bear in question between Margot Robbie’s Barbie and Ryan Gosling’s Ken, in matching eye-obliterating Day-Glo shirt, jams, wristbands, and fanny pack is the product of internet hero and Twitter user, Jaythechou. The anonymous graphic artist has one simple yet seemingly impossible goal: to photoshop Paddington Bear into every film and TV show possible.

The Barbie set photo, which is sourced from set photos showing the co-stars in their neon-toned rollerblading gear, is Jaythechou’s 477th day of effort on his project, undoubtedly familiar to any habitual peruser of Twitter. The regular posts serve as a welcome timeline cleanser for millions of doomscrolling users, and even the more macabre mash-ups (Paddington in William Murnau’s 1922 silent vampire movie Nosferatu for example) still bring a whimsy-inspired smile to the app’s jaded audience.

Jaythechou doesn’t let himself be trammeled by genre or release date, or even quality. He’s taken on legendary Hollywood musicals such as Singin’ in the Rain.

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Foreign blockbusters like Bollywood breakout RRR.

80s classics like The Breakfast Club.

And even this:

Sometimes the feed even gets a bit meta.

And that’s just in the last three weeks. You can follow the account on Twitter or even contribute to their Patreon if you want to show appreciation for the good feels.

Or you can just stock up on marmalade to hold you over until Paddington in Peru, set to begin filming next year, arrives.

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Another Trailer for ‘The Reef: Stalked’ Australian Shark Movie Sequel

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Another Trailer for ‘The Reef: Stalked’ Australian Shark Movie Sequel

by Alex Billington
June 29, 2022
Source: YouTube

“That thing is stalking us. It’s hunting us, and it’s not going to stop.” RLJE + Shudder have revealed an official US trailer for The Reef: Stalked, another new shark horror movie. The Reef: Stalked is a sequel to Australian director Andrew Traucki’s shark movie The Reef from 2010, and Traucki returns to write & direct this one 12 years later. After her sister’s murder, Nic, her younger sister and two friends seek solace through a Pacific island kayaking adventure. Hours into the trip the women are stalked by a shark and must band together, face their fears and save each other facing the beast. This movie stars Teressa Liane (from “The Vampire Diaries”), Ann Truong (seen in “Cowboy Bebop”), Saskia Archer, Kate Lister, and Tim Ross. We already posted another trailer a few weeks ago, but this one has some extra shark shots added to it – but none of them really look that good. Opening at the end of July on VOD and streaming on Shudder. Jump in.

Here’s the official US trailer (+ poster) for Andrew Traucki’s The Reef: Stalked, from YouTube:

The Reef: Stalked

You can rewatch the first international trailer for Traucki’s The Reef: Stalked here, for more footage.

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Nic (Teressa Liane), in an effort to heal after witnessing her sister’s horrific murder, travels to a tropical resort with her friends for a kayaking and diving adventure. Only hours into their expedition, the women are stalked and then attacked by a great white shark. To survive they will need to band together and Nic will have to overcome her post-traumatic stress, face her fears and slay the monster. The Reef: Stalked is both written and directed by Australian filmmaker Andrew Traucki, director of the films Black Water, The Reef, The Jungle, and Black Water: Abyss previously, as well as some TV work and a segment in “The ABCs of Death”. The film hasn’t premiered at any festivals or elsewhere, as far as we know. RLJE Films will debut The Reef: Stalked in select US theaters + on VOD starting July 29th, 2022 this summer. Time for a swim?

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Cameron Diaz Unretires For

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Eight years after she effectively retired from Hollywood with 2014’s “Annie” remake, Cameron Diaz is coming back to screens.

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Jamie Foxx, who previously worked with Diaz on “Annie” and Oliver Stone’s “Any Given Sunday,” revealed the news in a video posting announcing the new Netflix action-comedy “Back in Action” which begins production later this year.

Story details about the film are under wraps. In the clip, Foxx enlists football champ Tom Brady to help Diaz come out of retirement.

Seth Gordon (“Horrible Bosses”) is directing from a script he wrote with Brendan O’Brien (“Neighbors”). Beau Bauman is producing.

Source: The Wrap

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