New Photos Offer First Full Look at Penguin, Riddler

With the release of Matt Reeves' The Batman only weeks away, Warner Bros. finally gave fans their first full look at The Riddler and The Penguin.

Although both characters have been featured in trailers and other set photos, new photos shared to Warner Bros. press site are the first time that both villains have been seen so clearly in costume. Paul Dano's Edward Nashton/The Riddler is unrecognizable from the bright green suits associated with most iterations of the character. Instead, he is dressed in muted shades of green and a full face mask with a pair of glasses on top. Photos for Colin Farrell's Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin are more comics-accurate, as he reclines in a leather armchair while wearing a luxurious smoking jacket.

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Farrell has spoken about his costume for The Batman previously and revealed that there is one iconic piece missing. "There's no top hat [in The Batman]," he said. "There is one scene where I have an umbrella in my hand, but it doesn't have a trigger on the handle. He does have a limping gait, so there is somewhat of a waddle there. But Oz is not yet fully inhabiting the mythology of the Penguin and doesn't take too kindly to the monicker."

While Dano's Riddler played a significant role in recent trailers released for the Matt Reeves film, Farrell has noted just how much of Penguin fans can expect to see in The Batman. "I'm only in it for five or six scenes [as Penguin]," he said. "So I can't wait to see the film 'cause it won't be ruined by my presence."

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Farrell isn't the only actor to have commented on their costume as Zoë Kravitz previously explained the reason behind the long claws on her Catwoman suit. "We shot two months before quarantine and everything shut down, so in that time, I started to grow my nails out because we couldn't get manicures and then I had this idea to take it I called Matt and was like, I have this idea, we should do crazy, bitchy, wonderful scary nails that looked like claws," she said. "No nail polish on them, so they looked more like claws, and we were able to incorporate it last minute."

Along with these classic members of Batman's rogues gallery, Warner Bros.'s synopsis for The Batman hinted at another mystery villain. While The Riddler's name appears in the synopsis, the mention of an unnamed "killer" could mean an entirely different character will appear alongside the already confirmed villains, though no other clues to their identity have been revealed.

The Batman opens in theaters on March 4.

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Source: Warner Bros., via Bleeding Cool

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