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Robin Williams wants to play the Riddler in 'Batman 3'

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Robin Williams
must be one crazy Batman fan, since he used a good chunk of an interview with Empire magazine to pimp himself out to be in the next Christopher Nolan-helmed sequel. The real riddle is, how would a 58-year-old comic actor pull that one off?

"I would work with Chris again in a second, playing anyone in anything," Williams noted of the director, with whom he worked on Insomnia. "I'd play the Riddler in the next Batman, although it would be hard to top Heath (Ledger) as the villain, and I'm a little hairy for tights." 

But he'd be willing to settle for something less: "I'm using this article as an ad. Chris, call me, I'll do anything. I could be a great character -- or some weird little man in the background in Arkham Asylum." That sounds a little more realistic. But what's with the passion?

"The Batman films have screwed me twice before," Williams says. "Years ago they offered me the Joker and then gave it to Jack Nicholson, then they offered me the Riddler and gave it to Jim Carrey. I'd be like 'Okay, is this a real offer? If it is, then the answer's yes.' Don't pump me again, motherf---ers'." Now that sounds like a Nolan Batman villain.

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