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Justin Timberlake wants to play the Riddler

Justin Timberlake says "call me!" to the filmmakers of the next Batman movie. The role he has in mind? The Riddler.
Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Aug. 31, 2013 at 10:12 AM   |   Comments

Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Justin Timberlake would like a role in the Ben Affleck Batman film, please, but don't make him play a good guy.

Nope, JT wants to play a villain, preferably, the Riddler.

"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."

It's not that he has a problem with capes or tights (although he does have a penchant for fedoras, so the bowler hat would be an easy switch), he loves the Riddler's particular brand of quick-talking villainy.

"The Riddler was like a sociopath," Timberlake explained. "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!"

As for the storm of controversy surrounding Affleck's casting as the Caped Crusader? Timberlake is more than cool with the choice.

"Ben Affleck as Batman. I like it," said Timberlake. "I think he's an extreme talent so he could surprise a lot of people."

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