Just yesterday we revealed the results of last week’s “Batman 3″ poll, in which readers named The Riddler the villain they’d most like to see in the next installment of the Batman movie franchise. Now comes word from actor/comedian Dane Cook that Batman’s question-marked nemesis is exactly the comic book character he’d like to play, given the chance.
“I love the new Dark Knight series and ’Batman Begins,'” Cook told MTV News when asked if there were any comic book movie characters he has his eye on. “If they brought back The Riddler—a new Riddler the way they did with The Joker—that would be bad-ass. I would do that.”
“When they were making the new one and they were doing The Joker, I always thought it [should be] kind of like ’The Crow’—having that dark element but still comedic,” said Cook of the type of Riddler he’d like to bring to the franchise. “It would probably have to be something in that vein, even though I think what Heath Ledger did with the Joker was the greatest comic book villain ever.”
That being the case, Cook said there have been a few other comic book movies he’s been interested in—but has yet to go after.
“There’s a couple I was really interested in, but with this year being a touring year I never had a chance to go in and talk about it,” he said. “That would be the ultimate—that or a sci-fi movie. ’Star Wars’ and stuff like that I grew up watching—anything sci-fi or comic book related would be… that would be it. I could retire after that.”
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