Justin Timberlake has his sights set on a new role, and it’s no riddle.
During a recent interview with Fresh 102.7’s Jim and Kim Show about his Runner Runner co-star, Ben Affleck, being cast in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. “Ben Affleck as Batman, I like it,” he said. “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.”
But when Justin was asked if he’d consider playing ‘Robin,’ he answered with a laugh, “Not a chance in hell,” clarifying, “I ain’t playin’ Robin. I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie. Now VILLAIN! Ill 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.”
He continues, “The Riddler was like a sociopath. 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.”
fans haven’t seen The Riddler in a Batman movie, since Jim Carrey portrayed the villain in the film, Batman Forever.
Affleck was announced as the new Batman, for the upcoming Superman-Batman flick and some fans are not too happy with the choice. On top of being the butt of jokes, on Twitter with the trending topic #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck, various Batman fans have stared petitions to get the Argo director removed from the film.
Actor Matt Damon has vocalized his thoughts on his pal’s new role.
During a recent interview for his new movie Elysium Damon said, “I think it will be great.”
He continued, “It will be terrific. I know there are a lot of people grousing on the internet. I just think it’s kind of funny. You know, he’s not playing King Lear. It’s Batman!”
“It’s certainly within his skill set. If anybody saw ‘Argo’ or ‘The Town,’ and all the work he’s been doing lately, it’s way more nuanced and interesting and way more difficult than Batman! Batman just sits there with his cowl over his head and whispers in a kinda gruff voice at people. Bruce Wayne is the more challenging part of the role, and Ben will be great at that… But it’s safe to say I won’t be Robin.”
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