Warner Bros. Television has cast Cory Michael Smith in the role of Edward Nigma, the man who will one day become The Riddler. Cory is fairly new to the acting game but I think he will do just fine as a young Nigma. I have quite a bit of faith in Warner Bros. Television’s casting choices for Gotham, and I’m interested to see a serious take on a live action Riddler. I found an article about Smith’s casting in the role on deadline.com written by Jen Yamato:
Smith has a guest role in the pilot and might become a series regular on the hourlong drama exec produced by Bruno Heller, which stars Ben McKenzie as young Gotham City cop James Gordon. Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, David Mazouz, and Camren Bicondova also star.
Cory’s acting history includes horror short, Dog Food directed by Brian Crano in 2013, and TV miniseries Camp X-Ray directed by Peter Sattler in 2014. With any luck the pilot will go well and Nigma will be a recurring character. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing his take, or really Gotham’s take on Edward Nigma.
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