This isn’t any kind of “news,” really, so don’t get your Caped Crusader Underoos in a twist. Justin Timberlake was on the radio this week and conversation naturally turned to his upcoming film with Ben Affleck, Runner Runner. (What? Hunh? Who? Exactly.) Anyway, when asked if he’d consider playing Robin to Ben’s Dark Knight, Timberlake said:
“Not a chance in hell. I ain’t playing Robin. I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie…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. 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.”First of all, nice use of “ain’t,” J. Tim. Very street. Secondly, oh go munch a f*ck. This isn’t happening. Not in your wildest, peroxide-soaked dreams. Not even Zack Snyder is that dumb. So if this is non-news, why am I posting it? Oh I dunno, let’s just look at Justin’s enigmatic ’90s hair and laugh our way into the long weekend.
Joanna Robinson is already working on the lyrics to “Cry Me A Riddler.” So back off.