Guy Pearce to Don Green Bodysuit?

Guy Pearce of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and L.A. Confidential fame has mentioned that he’d love to be considered to play the villain in the next Batman epic.

And who would that villain be? Think green tights, question marks and a maniacal laugh.

Speculation abounds that the Riddler will be the major foe in director Christopher Nolan’s next entry in his new, improved and wildly lucrative Batman series.

While promoting his latest film Traitor with co-star Don Cheadle, Pearce told MTV News, “I have a lot of reluctance [to playing a superhero or villain], but doing it with someone like Chris Nolan would certainly make it appealing.”

Guy famously worked with Nolan on the director’s breakout film, Memento.

But the Aussie actor has some stiff competition. There are rumors that rock n’ roll sweat factory Johnny Depp is up for the part.