Jim Carrey: I'd Love a Role in the New Batman Films

<p>Edward Nigma likes riddles to an unhealthy degree, which is why there&rsquo;s no one better suited for testing Batman&rsquo;s detective skills. Played by <strong>Jim Carrey</strong> in <em>Batman Forever</em>, fans speculated the colorful villain would get new life in&nbsp;<em>The Dark Knight Rises</em>. It wasn&rsquo;t true. It appears <strong>Christopher Nolan</strong>&rsquo;s casting process remains one riddle fans can&rsquo;t crack.</p>   |   Ralph Nelson/Warner Bros.
Carrey played the Riddler in 1995's 'Batman Forever'

It's no joke that Jim Carrey has a lot of respect for Christopher Nolan.

Carrey, who played the Riddler in director Joel Schumacher's 1995 film Batman Forever, told MTV News that he would say yes to appearing in the rebooted Batman franchise. 

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"I'd love to work in the new graphic-novel versions of the movie," the Yes Man star said.

The next film featuring the Caped Crusader is 2016's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, with Ben Affleck as the Gotham City hero. Zack Snyder is directing the film, and Nolan is an executive producer. 

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As far as donning the question-mark suit again, Carrey's not so sure. "I don't know about reprising the role," he said. "I don't think Chris Nolan would go for that, but I'd love to work with him."

Carrey pointed out that he and Nolan had been working together years ago on a script for a film about Howard Hughes, which Nolan was very excited about. However, it was around the same time that Martin Scorsese's The Aviator was coming out, so the project got scrapped.

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