Could We See Jude Law Appear In A Comic Book Movie?

Sherlock Holmes and Side Effects star Jude Law reveals whether or not he'd be interested in taking on a CBM in the near future, and also discusses his being a "massive" comic book fan.

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By Paul Romano - 2/7/2013


Speaking with Collider while promoting his new movie Side Effects, actor Jude Law is asked about the possibility of appearing in a comic book film in the near future, seeing that the genre is rising in popularity. As a "massive" comic book fan, he would certainly be open to if/when the opportunity arises. "I’m a massive comic book fan. I was buying weekly installments of “The Watchmen”, and “From Hell”, and “Parallax” and “Johnny Nemo”. I was a huge comic book fan as a kid and I still am, I still am to a degree. Me and my youngest son are both comic book nerds together; make models and stuff. My oldest son thinks I’m a terrible geek. But I don’t care, my youngest son gets me, he always does. Yeah, it’s definitely something I would like to get involved in if, again if the director’s right and the piece is right and the part is right. I was sad not to be a part of Watchmen when they made the movie, but I was busy doing something else." He is then asked specifically if he would be up for a role in Warner Bros.' Justice League movie or one of Marvel Studios' Phase Two films. "That’s a good idea. I mean, I’m quite interested at the moment, nothing's lined up, but I’m quite interested at the moment to do something a little more action-y, I’ve done quite a few quite cerebral, period movies and I’d quite like to do something like that." Law previously starred in Sam Mendes' graphic novel adaptation Road To Perdition, and has franchise experience after his role as John Watson in WB's Sherlock Holmes series. If any, which comic book character would you like to see him play? For Collider's full interview with Law, click the source link below.









Source: Collider
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EdgyOutsider - 2/7/2013, 3:45 PM
Doctor Strange, maybe? He seems like he would be a good, Doctor Strange.
Asterisk - 2/7/2013, 3:45 PM
Well, I remember he was really interested in playing Ozymandias or Rorschach. I love Jude Law, but let's get him on a big DC movie. His buddy Robert's already on the other side.
toco89 - 2/7/2013, 3:47 PM
He's Jude Law, he can do what the wants.

-Riddler
Jollem - 2/7/2013, 3:47 PM
he was already in a good d.c. movie
NovaCorpsFan - 2/7/2013, 3:52 PM
Black Knight, the Dane Whitnam version obviously.
OriginalGuardiansPlease - 2/7/2013, 3:57 PM
i like the idea of him as Doctor Strange
Jollem - 2/7/2013, 4:02 PM
alfred pennyworth :)
SuperDude001 - 2/7/2013, 4:02 PM
Could be a nice Lex Luthor.
Whatever happens I hope he does get a CBM, he's a great and talented actor, though I think he suits DC more than Marvel.
Although I just hope a third Sherlock Holmes is made, his Watson was a badass.
Jollem - 2/7/2013, 4:06 PM
blue beetle
Durf - 2/7/2013, 4:07 PM
Not sure who he would play, but I would be ok with him in a comic book movie
NovaCorpsFan - 2/7/2013, 4:08 PM
@teabag, I was gonna say a black super hero as a joke but decided against it. Darn you and my rational mind! :p
kemuael - 2/7/2013, 4:10 PM
Dr. Strange or Jarvis
gambgel - 2/7/2013, 4:10 PM
I like Jude. Would be great to see him in Justice League or any Marvel movie (a really great one, tho)
FennecPilot - 2/7/2013, 4:11 PM
Doctor Strange.....imagine a cross over with Iron Man (RDJ) - they have tremendous chemistry already and Marvel has a direct marketing kitsh a la Sherlock Holmes - this could actually be a casting genius level move!

The more I think about it, the more I am warming to the idea of Jude Law as Strange.
INSTANTJUSTICE - 2/7/2013, 4:11 PM
I was buying weekly installments of “The Watchmen”, and “From Hell”, and “Parallax” and “Johnny Nemo”.


Someone tell him that none of these comics were ever weeklies and that Watchmen and From Hell, especially, had the most erratic publishing schedules. It took literally years for From Hell to be completed.

lapress - 2/7/2013, 4:11 PM
Ant-man, just for the possible chemistry between him and Robert Downey Journey
Shamo - 2/7/2013, 4:14 PM
great actor. no shorting of characters for him to play at all either.
Shamo - 2/7/2013, 4:14 PM
shortage*
Bandido - 2/7/2013, 4:15 PM
Villain: riddler

Hero: hmmm I can see him in an xmen movie, maybe fantomex? That would b cool
SuperDude001 - 2/7/2013, 4:16 PM
Hmm in my opinion he'd suit: Lex Luthor, Ultron, Ant-Man, Two-Face, Deadpool, Vision, Ozymandias, Joker (maybe...), Nemesis, Aquaman. He has potential for much CBM material.
Couldn't really see him as Dr Strange myself though.
ahhmynuts - 2/7/2013, 4:17 PM
great actor why not? idk who he'd play, preferably a villain, but i think he would definitely fit in some way.
Jollem - 2/7/2013, 4:19 PM
@RobertGarlen - i'd watch that
BatmanFTW - 2/7/2013, 4:21 PM
I think Aquaman for sure
xXkryptoniteXx - 2/7/2013, 4:28 PM
Everybody in Hollywood must be a comic book fan now. Originally he was offered the role as general zod in Bryan singer's superman returns. That is a huge honor playing that character, he choose not to. Before you say "that's good because superman returns was a flop", They change the script and choose to write him off as well as the other two kryptonians. I read that when the movie was in production. So we could have a different superman returns then what we had.

Everyone in Hollywood is just trying to hop on the band wagon. You can tell and some you can't and that's what's so great of hiding and lying to everyone. All on all his a great actor. Im just tired of "people" in Hollywood lying that they were a comic book fans.
Killuminatic - 2/7/2013, 4:29 PM
Black Adam... Or Vision
NovaCorpsFan - 2/7/2013, 4:29 PM
@tea, I'll be sure to rake your advice. I've been lurking on the site for months so I'm familiar with your work, lol. :p
NovaCorpsFan - 2/7/2013, 4:29 PM
*take, my first spelling mistake, WHOOP!
xXkryptoniteXx - 2/7/2013, 4:33 PM
Doctor fate, Jason blood and Etrigan.
TheFascinatingMan - 2/7/2013, 4:33 PM
He would have made a good Aldrich Killian
TheFascinatingMan - 2/7/2013, 4:34 PM
B/C he's already affiliated with RDJ
TexasTwoFace - 2/7/2013, 4:36 PM
Vision sounds great.
TheMightyTroy - 2/7/2013, 4:36 PM
Doctor Stange!
Jollem - 2/7/2013, 4:37 PM
doop!
Drake09 - 2/7/2013, 4:39 PM
Jokerrrrr.
MrCameron - 2/7/2013, 4:40 PM
Marvel: Vision or Mr. Sinister

DC: Braniac
batmitedimension - 2/7/2013, 4:41 PM
Captain Atom? Or Atomic Man?
NovaCorpsFan - 2/7/2013, 4:41 PM
@Jollem are you referring to the organization in the Fox kids TV show Totally Spies. Cos Jude actually looks like the guy who ran that... My sister watched it not me. :l
Tony93 - 2/7/2013, 4:46 PM
lEX LUTHER, AND GET HIM BUFF TOO FOR THE SUPER SUIT
Tony93 - 2/7/2013, 4:46 PM
I see him in a lot of roles
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