Justin Timberlake Wants To Be Riddler

Pop singer and crossover actor Justin Timberlake scoffs at notions that he should play Robin. Says he'll never play superhero and then reveals he's very keen on playing a supervillain."The Riddler is my favorite villain...Gimme a call."

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By Mark Julian - 8/29/2013
Justin Timberlake Riddler Batman vs Superman

Justin Timberlake may have started out as a boy band pop singer but he's gone on to have great success and has even crossed over into film. He's actually starring in movies these days, leading such films as In Time, Friends with Benefits , The Social Network and the upcoming Runner Runner (which also stars new Batman, Ben Affleck). When he was asked by local radio station Fresh 102.7 FM if he'd like to be a superhero, perhaps Robin to his Runner Runner co-star, Timberlake gave an emphatic no. "Not a chance in hell. I ain’t playin’ Robin. I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie. I just don’t.” Timberlake continued, "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. He was proper crazy. So if I’m gonna play crazy, I’m wanna play like proper crazy. I’’m ready. The Riddler. Gimme a call." Do you still view Timberlake as a boy band member or has he shed that stigma and become someone you'd like to see in a comic book movie?

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Jebediah - 8/29/2013, 6:10 AM
NO!
Tech3099 - 8/29/2013, 6:12 AM
I'd watch that....maaaaybe
MBZ1993 - 8/29/2013, 6:12 AM
i can see him as riddler
MrReese - 8/29/2013, 6:12 AM
nope
knocturnalzen10 - 8/29/2013, 6:12 AM
......
Brainiac13 - 8/29/2013, 6:13 AM
In his dreams!

Now every Tom, Dick and Harry wants to be in this film!

ABH1979 - 8/29/2013, 6:14 AM
For Riddler? Sorry, no, I'm not seeing it.
ballstothewall - 8/29/2013, 6:15 AM
No way dude. NO.
TheWolverine08 - 8/29/2013, 6:18 AM
Oh............................
boboface - 8/29/2013, 6:19 AM
Timberlake as Riddler and Lance Bass as Black Mask and all fans win.
OrgasmicPotatoe - 8/29/2013, 6:20 AM
There are billions of better suited actors to play this role than him. No.
MisterNiceGuy - 8/29/2013, 6:21 AM
JT is awesome. He is an all around likeable guy. I don't understand the hate he gets
JatevinM - 8/29/2013, 6:22 AM
I love how people keep acting like he cant act. I'd actually be willing to watch it and give him a chance. However I would prefer if Andrew Scott got the job because I seriously think that man would be amazing.
Jazza815 - 8/29/2013, 6:22 AM
Appalling Singer, Appalling Actor.

No.
KungFuKoala - 8/29/2013, 6:23 AM
"not just crazy, proper crazy!"

And that is why popular culture is going down the crapper. What happened to the days when our idols and entertainers spoke with inspiration instead of ignorance and stupidity?

Plus, the man can not act to save his life.
Dinotron - 8/29/2013, 6:23 AM
Idris Alba would be the best riddler IMO
SpecialKail - 8/29/2013, 6:23 AM
my initial response to this is [frick] no.

but as much as i hate to admit it, hes really come into his own as an actor. idk if he could pull of the riddler, but perhaps he could.
SunfireUrA55 - 8/29/2013, 6:24 AM
All I can say is, "TIMBER!!!" like all of his other movies!
Element36 - 8/29/2013, 6:27 AM
This message board is HIILarious!

I could see it. A smooth criminal type whose precision is crime is matched only by his precision on the dance floor.

AND OF COURSE EVERYONE WANTS TO BE IN THIS MOVIE...

IT'S SUPERMAN AND BATMAN!!!!!!
CherryBomb - 8/29/2013, 6:29 AM
Justin Timberlake is actually a very good actor.
I'm surprised too. He was so good in Black Snake Moan, Social Network and Alpha Dog.

That being said, no, he wouldn't suit Riddler.
I'd definitely love to see him in a CBM role.
AmazingFantasy - 8/29/2013, 6:30 AM
I would watch this then watch it again and again
Dev7 - 8/29/2013, 6:31 AM
At this point given the casting decisions so far, I won't be surprised at all if he's a front runner for the role.
thewolveRAYne - 8/29/2013, 6:31 AM
Absolutely. That guy could be the riddler. Jt is an extremely talented entertainer. Affleck is still gonna suck as Batman though.
frankjaeger - 8/29/2013, 6:31 AM
Shatner said something about being in Superman/Batman?
supermarioworldE - 8/29/2013, 6:31 AM
A voice that high should never play someone with balls.
UltimateWarrior - 8/29/2013, 6:31 AM
He's surprisingly a decent actor, but Riddler? Idk.
frankjaeger - 8/29/2013, 6:32 AM
Doubt they are going with a Batman villian for this movie anyways
JoeMomma29 - 8/29/2013, 6:33 AM
I agree a decent actor but please no CBM's have him stick to semi comedies and dramas like hmmmmmm like IronMan 3.
UltimateWarrior - 8/29/2013, 6:34 AM
"At this point given the casting decisions"... One casting announcement doesn't equall a a trend, but you're one of the angry marvel fanboys, so I can't expect much from you.
Visualiza - 8/29/2013, 6:34 AM
The guy just doesn't have the acting chops. A definite no.
Orphix - 8/29/2013, 6:34 AM
Goddammit - I wanna be in Superman vs Batman!!!

In fact JT emailed me and asked if I would go to the casting call to be the question mark at the end of his long hard cane...

...that's showbusiness!! Wish me luck guys!

patrat18 - 8/29/2013, 6:35 AM
Why not
marvel72 - 8/29/2013, 6:35 AM
he was good in the social network,but there is better choices out there same goes for affleck batman.
AvengerZ - 8/29/2013, 6:36 AM
Ya no, first batffleck now timberriddler? Ya ok.....make him play batgirl.
DJRock93 - 8/29/2013, 6:39 AM
Fun fact: Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch can't play everyone.
TheWolverine08 - 8/29/2013, 6:40 AM
@JoeMomma29 Are you trying to start a flame war?
samster10001 - 8/29/2013, 6:40 AM
I'm surprised WB hasn't cast him already
TimL - 8/29/2013, 6:41 AM
Leonardo DiCaprio for Riddler.
frankjaeger - 8/29/2013, 6:42 AM
Im thinking Lex/Metallo for MoS 2
SpectacularJoShFest - 8/29/2013, 6:42 AM
I knew he was going to get hate for this...but Justin has proven himself to be a pretty decent actor. I'd say yes to this. Besides...the Batman franchise is probably dead any ways.
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