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Justin Timberlake Has Expressed Interest In Playing Batman’s Riddler

No. No no no no no no no. no.

Do not get any ideas, Warner Bros.

The singer/actor did with radio station Fresh 102.7 out of New York recently in which the morning duo Jim & Kim got him talking about the casting of Ben Affleck in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel.

“Ben Affleck as Batman, I like it,” Timberlake told them. “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.”

Timberlake is referring to the upcoming film Runner Runner in which he co-stars with Affleck, Gemma Arterton, and Anthony Mackie. The DJs then asked Timberlake if he’d be Affleck’s Robin.

“Not a chance in hell,” he said. “I ain’t playin’ 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,” Timberlake continued. “He was proper crazy. So if I’m gonna play crazy, I’m wanna play proper crazy…I’m ready. The Riddler. Gimme a call.”

(via MTV)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."