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08/30/2013 08:33 am ET

Justin Timberlake Said He Wants To Play The Riddler

AP

No riddle here. In an interview with Fresh 102.7 morning show hosts Jim Douglas and Kim Birk, Justin Timberlake said that he would love to play The Riddler in the next Batman movie -- assuming there is another standalone Batman movie, and that film includes room for The Riddler.

"I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero," Timberlake said, before adding that he would play a 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.”

After batting away some typical radio host banter, Timberlake expanded on why he wanted that particular role. "The Riddler was like a sociopath. He was proper crazy. So if I'm gonna play crazy, I'm want to play proper crazy," he said.

All of this came up because Douglas asked Timberlake about Ben Affleck being cast as Batman. Timberlake and Affleck worked together on the upcoming film "Runner Runner," and the 32-year-old singer and performer said that Affleck was more than up for the Batman challenge. Those words were echoed by many other stars, including Matt Damon, Michael Keaton and Kyle Chandler.

Affleck is set to star as Batman in the sequel to "Man of Steel," but he's not directing the film: that job falls on Zack Snyder. For more on Timberlake, including his thoughts on playing Robin, head to the Fresh 102.7 website.

[via Variety]

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