The Batman: New Poster Reveals Riddler Puzzle Scene That Wasn't In the Movie

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
The Batman Paul Dano Riddler

The Batman is currently enjoying its theatrical run in most territories worldwide while also smashing box office records along the way. Still, the Robert Pattinson-led movie hopes to continue its climb to the top as it receives the green light to premiere in China on March 18, 2022, marking the first time that a comic book movie will be released in the country during the pandemic. 

Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman pits the World's Greatest Detective against Paul Dano's Riddler, with the movie highlighting the villain's darker and more manic side. Throughout its promotional push, a good chunk of it highlighted Riddler's sadistic puzzles while still keeping the villain's grand plan a secret. 

Now, as the film heads toward China, it looks like the same brand of marketing for the Riddler has been utilized. 

The Riddler Plays Tricks With The Bat 

Weibo officially released four new posters for The Batman, showcasing fresh looks at some of the core characters of the movie. These new promotional posters were released as part of the studio's marketing push to promote the film's release in China. 

Paul Dano's Riddler is at work on this official new poster, featuring a unique look at his mysterious workstation filled with clues: 

Paul Dano as Riddler, The Batman

Andy Serkis' Alfred Pennyworth tries to help Bruce Wayne find out the clues about Riddler's crimes in this new poster:

Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, The Batman

Colin Farrell's Penguin maps out a plan to take out the Bat in this latest new poster: 

Colin Farrell as Penguin, The Batman

Zoë Kravitz's Selina Kyle sneaks in to find evidence in this new The Batman poster: 

Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle, The Batman


The Bat vs The Riddler 

Paul Dano's unique performance as Riddler in The Batman gives fans a whole new take on the villain. The film heavily focuses on how the Riddler leaves clues for the Bat while also showing how he is crafting his grand plan to take down Gotham. 

This latest poster gives a solid preview of Riddler's fascination with The Caped Crusader while still preserving the film's major secrets. After the film's trailer provided a glimpse of the villain's workstation, this is the first time that the location has been heavily featured in its promotional push.

It is unknown if Riddler's workstation will return at some point, but it's safe to assume that it will make a comeback, especially after the film's ending teased Edward Nygma's team-up with Barry Keoghan's Joker

All in all, many would agree that The Batman's Riddler stands out due to Dano's sinister portrayal of the villain. Seeing a potential return in the future combined with a team-up with one of the Bat's dangerous foes presents an exciting future for the Robert Pattinson-led franchise.

The Batman is now playing in theaters worldwide. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.