Justin Timberlake has no desire to put on spandex and play Robin to Ben Affleck’s Batman, but The Riddler is an entirely different story…
Over the last few years, Justin Timberlake has not only conquered the music world, but he’s turned into a very successful actor as well.
The former boy band member has taken roles in several high profile Hollywood movies including Bad Teacher, Friends with Benefits and The Social Network. His next starring role will come alongside Ben Affleck in the new film Runner, Runner, and Timberlake recently made an appearance on the “Jim and Kim Show” on CBS Radio where he showed support for the newest actor strapping on the cape and cowl to play Batman.
“Ben Affleck as Batman, I like it,” Timberlake said. “I worked with Ben last summer and I’ve seen his process. I think he’s a brilliant filmmaker. I think he’s an extreme talent so he could surprise a lot of people.”
As far as the chances that Timberlake throws on some spandex and joins the superhero movie genre? Well, it doesn’t sound like he has much interest in playing Affleck’s sidekick on screen, but how about trying to kill him instead?
“Not a chance in hell,” Timberland said. “I ain’t playing Robin. I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie. Now villain. I’ll tell you the villain I want to play more than anything because I grew up loving Batman, funny enough, is the Riddler. The Riddler is my favorite villain.”
The Riddler has made a couple of appearances in different Batman movies and television shows, most recently portrayed by Jim Carrey in the film Batman Forever, and of course Frank Gorshin who played the part in the 1960’s Batman series alongside Adam West and Burt Ward.
Director Christopher Nolan never brought the Riddler into the fold during his Dark Knight trilogy, and it’s unknown if Zack Snyder or the powers that be behind the new incarnation of Batman that will be portrayed in Man of Steel 2 have any interest in using the character, but Timberlake is on board if they do.
“The Riddler was like a sociopath,” Timberlake said. “He was proper crazy. So if I’m gonna play crazy, I’m wanna play proper crazy.”