5 Marvel and DC villains that Zachary Quinto would be incredible playing

Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx- NOS4A2 _ Season 2, Episode 6 - Photo Credit: Seacia Pavao/AMC
Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx- NOS4A2 _ Season 2, Episode 6 - Photo Credit: Seacia Pavao/AMC /
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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 22: A Riddler costume from the 1995 Batman Forever film worn by Jim Carrey and designed by Rob Ringwood and Mary Vogt is on display at the DC Comics Exhibition: Dawn Of Super Heroes at the O2 Arena on February 22, 2018 in London, England. The exhibition, which opens on February 23rd, features 45 original costumes, models and props used in DC Comics productions including the Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman films. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) /

The Riddler

We’ve only had two movie projects with The Riddler thus far. The first was Frank Gorshin in the movie adaptation of Adam West’s Batman TV series; the second was Jim Carrey in Batman Forever. The first may be the better of the two and certainly the most timeless of them. Jim Carrey’s version was fun, but not necessarily something people look back and say, “that was a great interpretation of the Riddler.”

Now, it looks like we have a new Riddler coming up. He’ll be played by Paul Dano in the upcoming Batman movie, The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson. Despite the character already being cast, that shouldn’t stop us for thinking about what could have been.

First, Zachary Quinto can easily pull off The Riddler’s look. He can pull off the dorky guy with glasses and quickly switch to psychopath whenever necessary – a quality that he’s shown in Heroes multiple times. He also has a perfect voice for it. It’s the right kind of deep where it can come off creepy over a P.A. system.

The biggest check mark is how he’d react to losing. Riddler hates how smart Batman is. Whenever Edward Nigma loses he throws a fit. During an interrogation scene in Heroes, Sylar loses it when talking to Noah Bennet. It’s that kind of anger that we’d need after he’s defeated.