Josh Hartnett Reveals He Turned Down The Chance To Play Spider-Man, Batman and Superman
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.30.2014
He didn't want to be tied to one role...
In an interview with Details, Josh Harnett revealed that he turned down the chance to play Spider-Man, Batman and Superman in movies. Here are highlights:
On turning down talks to play superheroes: "Spider-Man was something we talked about. Batman was another one. But 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."
On how his agents reacted: "I didn't have those agents for much longer after that. There was a lot of infighting between my manager and agents, trying to figure out who to put the blame on. It got to the point where none of us were able to work together."
On if he's still turn down the role today: "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."