Justin Timberlake Wants to Play the Riddler
Justin Timberlake has been fully immersed in music for the past year, but he hasn’t shed his love of acting while reclaiming his pop music throne. The president of pop, as christened by Jimmy Fallon, still wants to do films, and one role he’d love to play?
The Riddler opposite Ben Affleck as Batman, one of the most controversial casting choices (at least in the blogosphere) in recent memory.
During a radio chat, JT admitted he’d like the play the villain. He is not into playing a superhero or his sidekick. He wants to be a bad, bad boy.
“I ain’t playin’ Robin. I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie,” Timberlake said. “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 reason he’d want to tackle the Riddler role? Because he was maniacal. “The Riddler was like a sociopath,” the multitasker said. “He was proper crazy. So if I’m gonna play crazy, I wanna play proper crazy … I’m ready. The Riddler. Give me a call!”
JT wants to be full on cray cray. No half-baked at spewing one liners.
He also gave Affleck, whose casting set off tons of negative chatter online, props, saying, “I think he’s an extreme talent so he could surprise a lot of people.” The two stars appear in ‘Runner Runner.’