Justin Timberlake is a huge fan of Justin Timberlake. Which is why Justin Timberlake thinks Justin Timberlake would be a perfect choice for The Riddler. Look, we already have Ben Affleck as Batman — do we have to make more poor decisions? How much can one franchise take?
Timberlake said in a recent interview on New York radio station Fresh 102.7 that he would rather play a bad guy than take on a role like Batman’s sidekick Robin. “Now, a villain! I’ll tell you the villain I want to play more than anything – because I grew up loving Batman – funnily enough, is the Riddler,” Timberlake said. “The Riddler is my favorite villain. The Riddler was like a sociopath. He was proper crazy. So if I’m gonna play crazy, I wanna play proper crazy.”
Cool story, bro.
WAIT A MINUTE — I just realized that I don’t care about any of this. Carry on!
Ben Affleck is going to get so much money. He’s going to be Batman. In public. In the movies. Someone is paying him to be Batman. This is all legal. This is happening. This makes a lot of sense because we’ve been needing a Batman who is over 40 and Ben Affleck blew us all away as Daredevil.
If they’re going for the cheesy George Clooney/Val Kilmer Batman years, then this is a great choice. If not…I stand by my WTF.
Here’s some of the official release, from Warner Brothers Facebook page:
BEN AFFLECK REVEALED AS BATMAN IN WARNER BROS. PICTURES’ NEW SUPER HERO FEATURE FILM, NOW SLATED TO OPEN JULY 17, 2015
The Oscar®-winning star joins Henry Cavill in the first ever onscreen match-up of DC Comics’ most iconic characters.
BURBANK, CA, August 22, 2013 – Ending weeks of speculation, Ben Affleck has been set to star as Batman, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne. Affleck and filmmaker Zack Snyder will create an entirely new incarnation of the character in Snyder’s as-yet-untitled project—bringing Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen and continuing the director’s vision of their universe, which he established in “Man of Steel.”
[...] Silverman stated, “We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.”
I’m just going to leave this LOL right here.
What do you think of this choice? And if not Affleck, who would you have chosen?