Hey DC, Sebastian Stan 'Would Love' To Play This Villain

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Sebastian Stan is best known for playing Bucky Barnes in the Marvel movies. Bucky went from good guy to villain and then back to good guy again. It's unclear how much longer Stan will play Bucky, but if he ever wants a change of pace, he knows the next comic book character he'd like to play. Stan would take a trip across the bridge to DC to act as, surprisingly enough, the Riddler.

After making his MCU debut in Captain America: The First Avenger, Sebastian Stan has appeared as Bucky Barnes in four more Marvel movies. With a Disney+ series called The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on the way, we can likely count on seeing Stan in the MCU for the foreseeable future. However, if Stan ever needs a break from being bros with Captain America, he thinks that he'd like to torture Batman with increasingly difficult word puzzles.

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While appearing at Jus In Bello in Rome (via CBR), Sebastian Stan was asked what other comic book characters he'd like to play. Stan opted to go with the classic Batman villain the Riddler, who is about as far from the Winter Soldier as you can possibly get.

I would love to try and play The Riddler. That's an interesting character. I don't know how you'd play that one actually, that would be very hard to be honest, because you couldn't be like crazy crazy crazy. You would have to be kind of much darker than that, but that's an interesting character.

Edward Nygma, better known as the Riddler, is an iconic member of Batman's rogues gallery, having fought the Dark Knight for decades. His whole shtick is that he thinks he's smarter than Batman and tries to prove it by planning elaborate schemes and traps. He has never ever beaten Batman.

It's certainly an interesting pick for Sebastian Stan, but it's unclear when he'd get a chance to prove his stuff as the Riddler. While the character has enjoyed a healthy TV run as a series regular over on Gotham, he hasn't been seen in a movie since 1995's Batman Forever. In that film he was played by Jim Carrey with maximum camp.

There's a new Batman solo movie that will be making its way to theaters in 2021. It was recently revealed that Robert Pattinson is the frontrunner to play Batman, while reports suggest that Penguin and Catwoman will be the villains. It doesn't sound like the Riddler will be involved, but these reports could always turn out to be inaccurate, or the filmmakers could change the villains.

Maybe Sebastian Stan will get his shot as the Riddler but, for now, you can see him in Avengers: Endgame and the upcoming The Falcon and The Winter Soldier series on Disney+. The series doesn't have a release date yet, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for all the updates.

Matt Wood

Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.