Fresh 102.7 studios had a chance to interview Justin Timberlake and asked the actor/singer what his thoughts are about his friend Ben Affleck being cast for the role of Batman. He also talked about what roles he would and would NOT do.
“Ben Affleck as Batman, I like it,” says Justin. “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.”
Then they asked if he was up for the role of Robin and here’s what he told them.
“Not a chance in hell,” says Justin. “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.”
What are your thoughts? Could Timberlake pull off The Riddler in a future Bat-Film?
A special thanks to Craig Lenti for the heads up on this story!