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Jude Law Delves Into The Reason For Declining Superman Role

Actor Jude Law, known for his memorable performances, revealed a regret in his career. Law turned down the role of Superman in the early 2000s because he felt it was not the right fit, despite later roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and as Dumbledore in ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ reported Variety. Law acknowledged being approached to […]

Jude Law Unveils Reason for turning down the role of Superman
Jude Law Unveils Reason for turning down the role of Superman

Actor Jude Law, known for his memorable performances, revealed a regret in his career. Law turned down the role of Superman in the early 2000s because he felt it was not the right fit, despite later roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and as Dumbledore in ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ reported Variety.

Law acknowledged being approached to play the Man of Steel in Brett Ratner’s ultimately unsuccessful Superman project based on J.J. Abrams’ ‘Superman: Flyby’ script, announced in 2002.

“So this is true. Yeah. And there was a process of flirtation going on,” Law said. “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,” Law recalled. “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.'”

Even trying on the outfit didn’t convince Law to take on the role of Superman. Despite speculations, Law clarified he did not try on Christopher Reeves’ original Superman outfit but something “more metallic.”

“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,'” Law explained. “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,” as reported by Variety.

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