After appearing in Batman Forever as Edward Nygma (aka The Riddler) it looks as though Jim Carrey is keen to reprise the role…
Let’s face it – Batman Forever wasn’t exactly one of the better Batman films. Starring Val Kilmer as batman and Tommy Lee Jones as Two Face, it was a cheesy ‘90s take on the comic books. But whether you love it or hate it, there was one stand-out performance – Jim Carrey as The Riddler. And it looks as though he’d love to return to the role.
During an interview with MTV News, the 52-year-old rubber-faced funny man admitted that he’d love to tackle the character in the recent, grittier version of the Batman universe.
“I’d love to work in the new, graphic novel versions of the movie,” he said. “I don’t know about reprising the role, I don’t know if Chris Nolan would go for that. I’d love to work with him.”
Of course, while Christopher Nolan has taken a back seat in terms of directing DC’s upcoming movies, he’s certainly on board to produce… and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Nolan has a fair bit of clout when it comes to creative decisions.
But would Jim Carrey’s Riddler really fit into the current DC universe?
I have to admit, I look back on his performance with fondness… but his wacky, madcap antics don’t really have a place in DC’s more realistic big screen fayre. For one thing, I’m not sure anyone would want to see Carrey back in that green spandex.
But could Carrey tone it down for a more modern take on The Riddler?
Although he’s renowned for his clown antics, Jim Carrey is a very versatile actor… and we’ve seen from his performances in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and even The Number 23 that he’s capable of much more.
Of course, whether or not Warner Bros. and DC would go for it is another matter entirely… but the thought of seeing The Riddler back on the big screen is something I could get behind.
What do you think of Jim Carrey’s Riddler? Could he really return to the DC universe? Let us know what you think in the comments below…