A new trailer for the upcoming Riddler: Year One comic has been released, detailing both the origin of the character from The Batman as well as Paul Dano’s desire to further explore the character he played.
The trailer itself details some of the panels from the first issue of the comic, which are illustrated by artist Stevan Subic. The comic will serve as a prequel to the events of Matt Reeves’ The Batman film and will chronicle the first year of Edward Nashton using his Riddler persona. The book itself is similar in concept to that of Frank Miller’s 1986 comic Batman: Year One, which explored Batman’s first year as the iconic Caped Crusader.
Check out the trailer for Riddler: Year One below:
In the trailer, actor Paul Dano — who played The Riddler in The Batman — speaks with director Matt Reeves. Dano reveals that the idea for the comic came after speaking with Reeves about his own ideas for the character, leading Reeves to contact DC’s Jim Lee and pitch the idea. Dano also said that he was excited to “geek out” about the world of Batman.
“To really geek out about Batman and the history, it just really gripped me,” Dano said. “The idea here was to enter the comic in a really subjective way, so a lot of this is about somebody like Edward Nashton and what is going on inside his head. And I always felt like the only positive affirmation Edward Nashton has ever gotten in his entire life was from solving riddles or playing games … It’s become its own thing as it’s progressed.”
The first issue for Riddler: Year One is available now, with the remaining five set to release bimonthly.