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Eddie Redmayne Reveals the DC Villain He Wants to Play

TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 08: Eddie Redmayne attends "The Aeronauts" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 08, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TIFF)
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While Eddie Redmayne is no newcomer when it comes to acting, there is one area of cinema he hasn't tapped into yet but is apparently interested in exploring.

The Academy Award winner recently spoke with IMDb at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he and other stars were asked which supervillain they'd love to play if they could choose. Redmayne has previously played bad guys in films such as Jupiter Ascending (2015) and Hick (2011), however he hasn't taken a stab at any comic book adaptations. As reported by ComicBook.com, the actor chose DC's Riddler.

"I’d love to play The Riddler," Redmayne declared. "Just putting that out there."

His The Aeronauts co-star Felicity Jones said she'd play a character from Roald Dahl's 1983 book The Witches, to which Redmayne pointed out that it was too late. The classic story is already being adapted into a film starring Anne Hathaway and Stanley Tucci, due out in 2020.

Other stars in the interview gave fun answers, but Redmayne's could actually very well happen. Matt Reeves' The Batman is set for a 2021 release, and so far only star Robert Pattinson has been cast, leaving the other planned characters to appear up for speculation. Someone get the director on the phone and tell him the Fantastic Beasts star is available!

This article also appears on Mental Floss.