The Riddler Scene From The Batman That Needed Nearly 200 Takes


Usually, when you hear about a movie shot requiring over 100 takes, it's at the behest of the director. Filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick and Alfred Hitchcock have wanted to ensure that a scene looks just right on film, but the reverse happened on the set of “The Batman.”

According to director Matt Reeves, Paul Dano requested “roughly 200 takes” of the scene where Riddler is in a room by himself taking iPhone footage. Dano tried the scene all kinds of ways, including different starting points, and Reeves loved seeing his “giddiness.”

Reeves added that Dano was “very critical of himself,” but it all worked out in the end. The sequence became one of the most chilling in the entire film, and fans and critics agree that Dano’s Riddler is a brilliant antagonist.

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