updated 08/30/2013 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 08/30/2013 AT 2:00 PM ET
Riddle me this, film fans.
Speaking to radio station Fresh 102.7’s Jim & Kim Morning Show on Tuesday, Timberlake, 32, confessed that playing the bad guy sounds like a fun proposition, but don’t even suggest that he’d be a fabulous cast as Robin in the 2015 sequel, Man of Steel.
“I ain’t playin’ Robin. I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie,” Timberlake said. “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.”
Why go for a part as the evil nemesis with a penchant for word play? “The Riddler was like a sociopath,” Timberlake explained. “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!”
“Ben Affleck as Batman. I like it,” said Timberlake, who appears alongside him in the film Runner Runner. “I think he’s a brilliant filmmaker. “I think he’s an extreme talent so he could surprise a lot of people.”