Paul Dano Spent Two Days and ’70 or 80 Takes’ Filming Riddler’s Final Scene With Batman, Would Ask the Director ‘Was That Crazy?’

In a new profile on Paul Dano published by The Guardian, his “The Batman” director Matt Reeves confirms they filmed “70 or 80 takes” of the Riddler and Batman’s final confrontation in the 2022 DC comic book tentpole.

Dano starred as the film’s villain opposite Robert Pattinson.

The film earned rave reviews (it was named the third best film of 2022 by Variety) and was a box office hit with $771 million worldwide.

A sequel is set for release in 2025.“Paul loves doing a lot of takes, as do I,” Reeves said.

“We took two days on the final scene between him and Robert Pattinson as Batman.

We must have easily done 70 or 80 takes.

Paul loves exploring.

He’s obsessive that way.”“There were all these moments as the Riddler where he’d be tickled by something and then fly into a rage.

You never knew from take to take where that switch would come,…

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