The Riddler, Jim Parsons

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No "Bazinga" here: Jim Parsons wants to be bad.

The 41-year-old star The Big Bang Theory of has revealed one of his dream movie roles...and if he ever got the part, this may be one of the most intriguing potential castings ever...

"I would like to play a superhero in a movie. I would like it to be a villain and I would really like to play the Riddler," the actor, best known for his four-time-Emmy-winning role as nerdy physicist Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom, said in an on-camera interview with MTV UK posted this week.

"I don't feel they're using the Riddler very much, are they?" Parsons added.

"You're be dope as the Riddler," the reporter responded.

"Wouldn't I? Did you hear that? I would be dope as the Riddler," Parsons said.

The interview was posted just ahead of the March 27 release of his newest project, the animated film Home, which also features the voices of Rihanna and Steve Martin.

Would Jim Parsons Make a Good Riddler?
Do you think Jim Parsons would be "dope" as the Riddler?

His character on The Big Bang Theory may not approve of his Batman villain hopes.

The Riddler, Jim Parsons

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And he faces some competition: Both Justin Timberlake and Neil Patrick Harris have expressed interest in the past in playing the Riddler on the big screen.

Jim Carrey played the villain and alter ego, inventor Edward Nygma, in the 1995 movie Batman Forever, the most prominent project featuring the character.

The Riddler, Jim Carrey

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The villain typically wears a green suit with question marks on them and sends riddles to Batman as a way of teasing him about his evil plans.


The Riddler, Jim Carrey

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Cory Michael Smith portrays Nygma on FOX's current Batman-themed prequel series Gotham.

Cory Michael Smith, Gotham

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Batman can be seen on the big screen next in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which stars Ben Affleck and returning star Henry Cavill and is set for release in 2016. A new standalone Batman movie has not been announced.

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