‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons wants to play Batman baddie The Riddler

The Riddler was last played on the big screen by Jim Carrey in 1995's 'Batman Forever'

The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons has revealed that he would like to play infamous comic book supervillain The Riddler.

The Riddler, a frequent nemesis of Batman, was last seen on the big screen 20 years ago, when Jim Carrey portrayed him in 1995’s Batman Forever. He is the alter ago of Dr Edward Nygma, a character that now features in Batman prequel TV series Gotham, played by Cory Michael Smith.

“I would love to play a superhero in a movie,” Parsons told MTV. “I would like to be a villain. I would really like to play The Riddler. I don’t feel they’re using the Riddler very much, are they?”

Parsons has starred as socially awkward scientific genius Sheldon Cooper in hit US sitcom The Big Bang Theory since 2007, a role which has won him a Golden Globe and four Emmy awards. He also received an Emmy nomination for his performance in last year’s The Normal Heart, an HBO film depicting the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York in the early ’80s which also starred Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer and Julia Roberts.