Another person behind the choice of Ben Affleck as Batman is Affleck’s “Runner Runner” co-star Justin Timberlake. In a recent radio interview with Fresh 102.7, Timberlake called Affleck a “brilliant filmmaker” and “extreme talent”.
Of course the joke came up that JT could re-team with Affleck as the Caped Crusader’s sidekick. Timberlake responded: “Not a chance in hell. I ain’t playing Robin. I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie.”
Yet, there is one role in the superhero universe he would like to play, and it’s not one you might expect:
“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 proper crazy… I’m ready. The Riddler. Gimme a call.”
Source: MTV News