Justin Timberlake wants to be Riddler in Ben Affleck's 'Batman vs. Superman'
Justin Timberlake already worked with Ben Affleck once in the upcoming film "Runner, Runner," so why not again? During a recent interview, Timberlake seemed open to the idea of joining Affleck in "Batman vs. Superman," the forthcoming "Man of Steel" sequel -- though he definitely doesn't want to play Robin to Affleck's Batman.
"Not a chance in hell," Timberlake tells the Jim and Kim Show on radio station Fresh 102.7 of playing Robin. "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 was like a sociopath. He was proper crazy. So if I'm going to play crazy, I'm wanna play proper crazy," he continues. "I'm ready. The Riddler. Give me a call."
As for where he stands on the recent Batffleck-gate, Timberlake is a big supporter of his "Runner, Runner" costar taking on the cape and cowl. "Ben Affleck as Batman, I like it," Timberlake says. "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."
Like Affleck, Timberlake is coming off a string of critically acclaimed films, so it would be a big shift in gears for him to jump into the superhero genre. "Batman vs. Superman," which is not yet officially titled, is set for a July 17, 2015 release. Would you like to see Timberlake join the cast?