Originally Posted by OutRiddled
Yet no one complained when Jim Carrey (a most obvious comic actor at the time) was cast as Riddler.
The Riddler has been written as a goofy character plenty of times, so Carrey somewhat fits.
Batman however is never goofy (not how fans wanted to see him, anyway), so Keaton was a shock at first.
But on the subject, I thought Jim Carrey made a terrific Edward Nigma.