Josh Hartnett Was Up For SPIDER-MAN, BATMAN & SUPERMAN Roles
But turned them all down! In an in-depth interview with Details, the 30 Days Of Night actor explains why he turned his back on Hollywood to focus on more indie projects -- but also reveals that he'd be much more open to cape-persuasion nowadays. More after the jump.
Josh Hartnett's name has been linked with a few big superhero roles over the years, but things never progressed beyond very early casting rumor. Recently the actor has shied away from big Hollywood blockbusters (he will next appear in the Showtime horror series Penny Dreadful), and in an interesting interview with Details.com Hartnett explains why he became disheartened, and why some of the bigger roles he was linked to caused him to back away. We already knew that there were some whispers of him being up for Kal El in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, but it turns out he was in line to play another couple of massive comic book heroes too! “Spider-Man was something we talked about. Batman was another one. I somehow knew those roles had potential to define me, and I didn't want that. I didn't want to be labeled as Superman for the rest of my career. I was maybe 22, but I saw the danger.” However, now 35, it seems Hartnett wouldn't be so apprehensive about sticking a costume on. When asked how he's respond now if Warner Bros. called up and asked him to wear a cape, he sounds much more open to it. "I'd say, "Let's talk about how it would be done, see if we can get on the same page." Compromise doesn't scare me anymore." Out of the superhero roles that are left, who do you think would be a good fit for Hartnett?
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