Man of Steel 2: Batman vs Justin Timberlake's Riddler?

     After my post this morning about the future of the Batman film series, I came across an interesting article over at SciFi Now.  Justin Timberlake said in an interview with Fresh 102.7's Jim & Kim show, when asked about playing Robin with Ben Affleck's Batman-
“Not a chance in hell. I ain’t playing Robin. I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie.
“Now, a villain! I’ll tell you the villain I want to play more than anything because I grew up loving Batman, funnily enough, is The Riddler. The Riddler is my favorite villain."
He's got the style for it.
(I made these simple mock-ups to show the sleek and sophisticated look)  
     Which is great because the Riddler if handled properly could easily be a Lex Luthor level villain.  While I named a bunch of slightly older gentlemen to play Edward "Riddler" Nigma, I would actually consider Timberlake in the role a decent choice.  He even had this to say about the Riddler as a character-
“The Riddler was like a sociopath. He was proper crazy. So if I’m gonna play crazy, I’m wanna play proper crazy.” 
     Well, hopefully he doesn't mean either Frank Gorshin or Jim Carrey's Riddler crazy, but more along the lines of a Heath Ledger Joker or Matthew Goode's Ozymandias (from Watchmen).  Deadly intelligence and the desire to prove it through life or death games.

Source [ SciFi Now ]

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