Justin Timberlake has made quite the name for himself as a full-fledged actor and triple threat as he branched out from the music industry into film over the last few years, and he's totally up for venturing into the realm of superheroes. According to People today, Timberlake offered his services in the 2015 'Man of Steel' sequel in a radio interview this week with Fresh 102.7 in New York.
He's not looking to play a superhero himself, though, so you won't see him suiting up as the Robin to Ben Affleck's Batman. Instead, Timberlake said he'd be up for playing The Riddler because it's the villain he's wanted to play more than anything, having grown up as a Batman fan.
"The Riddler was like a sociopath," Timberlake said. "He was proper crazy. So if I'm gonna play crazy, I wanna play proper crazy… I'm ready. The Riddler. Give me a call!"
It would certainly be interesting to see how Timberlake would bring the character to life and how it compares to Jim Carrey's campy portrayal in 1995's Tim Burton-directed 'Batman Forever'. Timberlake would be an unexpected choice, but there was some backlash when Heath Ledger was cast as The Joker way back in 2006, and we all know how that role was received by both movie-goers and Academy voters.
In fact, internet users are also pointing this out in response to the outrage over the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman. Timberlake is completely pro-Affleck, telling 102.7 that "he's an extreme talent so he could surprise a lot of people." The two worked together last summer in 'Runner Runner', which is due out in October, so who knows? If 'Man of Steel' director Zack Snyder is into it, we just might see them together again onscreen.