Dane Cook as the Riddler in Batman 3? Only in my Dreams.

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Or is that nightmare? I can’t remember which. In any case, MTV, as they are wont to do, recently asked comedian/actor Dane Cook what comic book character he’d most like to play, and Cook mentioned The Riddler for the Nolan “Batman” films. Or as Cook puts it, “that would be bad-ass.” Check out the full interview below.

Dane Cook is a pretty hit-and-miss comedian. You either love him or you don’t. There doesn’t seem to be any real middle ground when it comes to his comedy. I liked him in the beginning — his energy onscreen is awesome. But I haven’t really followed him in the last few years, mostly because I’m all about Brian Regan now, and Cook’s crazy, flipping out onstage doesn’t do it for me anymore.

But hey, Cook as the Riddler in a “Batman 3″? I guess that would be okay. To be honest with you, I’d prefer never to see the Riddler in any of Nolan’s “Batman” movies. Ever. But maybe that’s just me. MTV recently took a poll of their readers, and the Riddler seems to be the primary choice. Then again, since when does anyone take anything MTV viewers “want” seriously?

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  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    NO, holllywood wont listen. They’ll never listen. It’s like me and my brother always say, “You tell me you want to make money, but I dont believe you!”

    I think that every comic book character that isn’t popular enough to get a full steam release in theatres should at least get the indie treatment. Most have great stories that when put together with someone who actually wants to work their way up the ranks in hollywood, and not just cash in on a big name franchise, would be amazing. I honestly think Jared Padalecki would be a good choice as well. I just think with some of these fan bases DC and Marvel need to throw out some non huge movies that introduce their characters that aren’t Big.

    Ive actually thought that most of the animated movies up to the last two were better than their film counterparts, and not because of more action but because they were flat out better films. Dark Knight excluded from judgment, as well as Watchmen. I think that the Superman/Doomsday animation (with a little reworked dialogue) would have been the perfect script for Superman Returns. I honestly think that the doomsday storyline is the only way to bring Supes back the way he should be.

    I dont think cook is Carrey status yet…but I think in time he could be. Right now, no way. Alot of performers have been stepping up to the bat recently. Common has turned out to be a good actor. Mos Def is definitely rocking the pants off some rolls ever since 16 blocks. Im just all for new blood. We can only hang on to the greats for so long and I worry for the next generation of actors.

    P.S. DC should fire Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern and MAKE HIM PLAY THE FLASH. GOD I SWEAR DC IS STUPID! I love ryan reynolds but anyone in their right minds knows he’s not lantern. I say this knowing ill enjoy the movie because I cant get enough Ryan Reynolds lol! I would have picked the guy from Angel personally. GOD I HATE ANGEL! But I like the actor.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Yeah having some idy flicks that don’t need a giant budget would be great. Nightwing, Green Arrow(Supermax was an awesome idea), hell even Flash (and I agree Reynolds is better for Flash-Wally West version than for GL).

      On the new blood front, Mos Def has been acting for almost 15 years (starting on Cosby Mysteries) and he’s actually been consistantly good, whetheer the m movie is good or not. Common is definitely stepping up. “Wanted”, “Smoking Aces” “American Gangster,” and now “Date Night.” I’m all for new talent too, just not feeling Cook. But let’s agree to disagree on that minor issue.

      The DC Animated stuff has been great. I think both “Wonder WOman” and “GL:First Flight” could also be the launching points and inspiration for live action versions. “Wonder Woman” is almost perfect the way it is, “First Flight” nees some minor tweaking on a major issue. Swap the green/yellow element thing for the “emotional spectrum” idea. Only just hint at there being a full spectrum and make the Green=willpower statement. Throw Jim Caviezel in as Hal, and Hugo Weaving as Sinestro and whatever you do after that I’m in. I originally wanted David Boreanaz too, then Nathan Fillion, but any of those three would be good. Boreanaz already vocied Hal in “New Frontier” and was great until I heard Chris Meloni (Law and Order: SVU) voice him in “First FLight” and I was like HELLYEAH!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    NO, holllywood wont listen. They’ll never listen. It’s like me and my brother always say, “You tell me you want to make money, but I dont believe you!”

    I think that every comic book character that isn’t popular enough to get a full steam release in theatres should at least get the indie treatment. Most have great stories that when put together with someone who actually wants to work their way up the ranks in hollywood, and not just cash in on a big name franchise, would be amazing. I honestly think Jared Padalecki would be a good choice as well. I just think with some of these fan bases DC and Marvel need to throw out some non huge movies that introduce their characters that aren’t Big.

    Ive actually thought that most of the animated movies up to the last two were better than their film counterparts, and not because of more action but because they were flat out better films. Dark Knight excluded from judgment, as well as Watchmen. I think that the Superman/Doomsday animation (with a little reworked dialogue) would have been the perfect script for Superman Returns. I honestly think that the doomsday storyline is the only way to bring Supes back the way he should be.

    I dont think cook is Carrey status yet…but I think in time he could be. Right now, no way. Alot of performers have been stepping up to the bat recently. Common has turned out to be a good actor. Mos Def is definitely rocking the pants off some rolls ever since 16 blocks. Im just all for new blood. We can only hang on to the greats for so long and I worry for the next generation of actors.

    P.S. DC should fire Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern and MAKE HIM PLAY THE FLASH. GOD I SWEAR DC IS STUPID! I love ryan reynolds but anyone in their right minds knows he’s not lantern. I say this knowing ill enjoy the movie because I cant get enough Ryan Reynolds lol! I would have picked the guy from Angel personally. GOD I HATE ANGEL! But I like the actor.

    • Dedpool

      Yeah having some idy flicks that don’t need a giant budget would be great. Nightwing, Green Arrow(Supermax was an awesome idea), hell even Flash (and I agree Reynolds is better for Flash-Wally West version than for GL).

      On the new blood front, Mos Def has been acting for almost 15 years (starting on Cosby Mysteries) and he’s actually been consistantly good, whetheer the m movie is good or not. Common is definitely stepping up. “Wanted”, “Smoking Aces” “American Gangster,” and now “Date Night.” I’m all for new talent too, just not feeling Cook. But let’s agree to disagree on that minor issue.

      The DC Animated stuff has been great. I think both “Wonder WOman” and “GL:First Flight” could also be the launching points and inspiration for live action versions. “Wonder Woman” is almost perfect the way it is, “First Flight” nees some minor tweaking on a major issue. Swap the green/yellow element thing for the “emotional spectrum” idea. Only just hint at there being a full spectrum and make the Green=willpower statement. Throw Jim Caviezel in as Hal, and Hugo Weaving as Sinestro and whatever you do after that I’m in. I originally wanted David Boreanaz too, then Nathan Fillion, but any of those three would be good. Boreanaz already vocied Hal in “New Frontier” and was great until I heard Chris Meloni (Law and Order: SVU) voice him in “First FLight” and I was like HELLYEAH!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    Definitely, across the board. Til we meet again….I actually was looking into the writing for the site thing as well and saw that they do have openings for writers. I’m currently becoming familiar with WordPress, and sending in a resume. We should team up lol! Til we meet on the boards again.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Good luck. I sent in my stuff, but they only need full-time writers. SO I just sned in a review or something everyonce in a while. My review for “First FLight” was posted. =-D I was ecstatic.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    Definitely, across the board. Til we meet again….I actually was looking into the writing for the site thing as well and saw that they do have openings for writers. I’m currently becoming familiar with WordPress, and sending in a resume. We should team up lol! Til we meet on the boards again.

    • Dedpool

      Good luck. I sent in my stuff, but they only need full-time writers. SO I just sned in a review or something everyonce in a while. My review for “First FLight” was posted. =-D I was ecstatic.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    hahaha awesome!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Yeah. I got a couple of other reviews in the pipe for things as I see them.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    hahaha awesome!

    • Dedpool

      Yeah. I got a couple of other reviews in the pipe for things as I see them.

  • Annie

    I think it’s johnny depp for the riddler all the way nobody else could do it except maybe if they brought back jim carrey

  • Annie

    I think it’s johnny depp for the riddler all the way nobody else could do it except maybe if they brought back jim carrey