Back in 2015, Neil Patrick Harris revealed that he would be open to playing The Riddler
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) December 1, 2015
Fan art even was made:
— ComicBook NOW! (@ComicBookNOW) December 2, 2015
Now, some fans have taken it a step further, creating a petition for the actor to be cast as the character in The DCEU:
Neil Patrick Harris is the number one choice from fans around the world to play The Riddler in The DCEU. His quirkiness and squeaky voice are perfect, his appearance is almost dead accurate to the comics, and he himself said that he would love to play this role. Lets get this ball rolling and make this happen, DC fans!!!
It’d be cool to see one of the solo Batman films use the character.
Director Matt Reeves has said the films will focus on the “Detective” aspect of Batman:
“There’s a chance to do an almost noir driven, detective version of Batman that is point-of-view driven in a very very powerful way, that will hopefully connect you to what’s going on inside of his head and inside of his heart.”
It’d definitely be interesting to see the character being brought back to the big screen. Personally, I feel like Jesse Eisenberg would have been a pretty good Riddler – but he was cast as Lex Luthor.
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