Jude Law Reveals How He Rejected Major DC Role Two Decades Ago

Jude Law Reveals How He Rejected Major DC Role Two Decades Ago

The role of Superman is undoubtedly one of the most exciting ones in the world of superheroes. So, if you’re into that sort of thing, there is certainly a lot to take from the role, and it is one of the best roles that an actor can get. But, as it often turns out in Hollywood, some actors tend to have a false perception of a role at one point. Just remember that Sean Connery (in)famously rejected the role of Gandalf because he did not understand it, whatever that means. Well, famous British actor Jude Law recently revealed how he was also offered a superhero role more than two decades ago, but he turned it down. The project was ultimately scrapped, but even if it had been done, Law wouldn’t have been a part of it.

The British actor was young at the time, and he definitely had other priorities, so it doesn’t surprise us that much that his mindset at the time was different, but as we all know, he later changed his mind and appeared in several action roles, including that of Yon-Rogg in Captain Marvel, a young Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts series, as well as Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie’s action-packed Sherlock Holmes series.

Jude Law made an appearance in The Playlist’s “Discourse” podcast, where he revealed that he was indeed offered the role of Superman in the early 2000s, which he rejected because “it just felt off,” acknowledging the irony. The project in question was Brett Ratner’s scrapped Superman project, which was announced in 2002 and was originally based on J.J. Abrams’ Superman: Flyby script (also never filmed, btw). Here is what he said:

“So this is true. Yeah. And there was a process of flirtation going on.And I always resisted because it just felt like [off]. And I know you can say, ‘Well, but you played Yonn-Rogg and Dumbledore!’ It just felt like a step too far.

It was when Brett Ratner was going to direct, I think. And they didn’t have a script, if I remember rightly. Did they have a script? I don’t remember reading one. This is a long time ago. They brought me the suit. They thought, ‘This might change your mind.’

Anyway, I tried it on and I looked in the mirror and part of me initially was like, ‘Wow, this would be a [good thing],’ and then I just thought, ‘No, you can’t – you can’t do this. You can’t.’ And I didn’t sell myself to myself. And I stepped away and the film never happened anyway. So maybe it probably wouldn’t have done anything.”

Source: Variety

Well… we know that Law is not going to play Superman now, but what do you think – would he have been a good Superman? Was it a mistake he rejected the role? Let us know in the comments below!

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