Jude Law explains why he turned down the role of Superman in Brett Ratner’s unmade film

Jude Law explains why he turned down the role of Superman in Brett Ratner’s unmade film

Years ago X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner was developing a Superman film for Warner Bros. and Jude Law he was at the top of the list to take on the role of Superman/Clark Kent in the project.

Law went through the process of being courted for the film, but explains that, through experience, he resisted accepting the role and ultimately, after trying on the costume, he turned it down.

During an interview with The Playlist’s The Discourse podcast, the actor spoke about his experience and explained why he ultimately felt the role wasn’t right for him.

When asked about it, he said: “So this is true. Yes. And there was a flirting process going on, and I always resisted because it felt like it [off]. And I know you might say, ‘Well, but you played Yonn-Rogg and Dumbledore!’ It just seemed like a step too far.

He continued: “And that was when Brett Ratner was supposed to direct the movie, I think. And they didn’t have a script, if I remember correctly. Did they have a script? I don’t remember reading one. This is a long time ago. They brought me the dress. They thought, ‘This might change your mind.’”

The actor was then asked which version of the costume he tried on and he replied: “No, it wasn’t the Reeve costume. It was kind of like it was more metallic.”

As for what she thought when she tried on the dress, she said, “I tried it on and looked in the mirror and part of me initially thought, ‘Wow, this would be a [good thing]’, and then I thought, ‘No, you can’t, you can’t do that. You can not.”

“And I didn’t sell out to myself. And I walked away and the movie never happened anyway. So maybe he probably wouldn’t have done anything.

While I like Law as an actor, it’s hard to imagine him playing Superman. It would have been an interesting casting choice, but he knew that ultimately it wasn’t the right role for him.

Do you think Law would have made a good Superman?

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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