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Jude Law said no to playing Superman because, spandex

Jude Law revealed he was approached to play Superman in Bryan Singer’s 2006 film Superman Returns. He said no because he couldn’t cope with the costume.

hollywood Updated: Jun 12, 2016 17:07 IST
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Jude Law was offered the role of the superhero in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns.

Actor Jude Law turned down the offer to play Superman because he was worried about the outfit.

The 43-year-old British actor, was offered to play the comic-book superhero in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, but the proposal didn’t attract him, reported ET online. “This was a while ago. So, you remember they were rebooting, they rebooted Superman, not this last time with Henry Cavill. They did it once before. When I was obviously young enough to play Superman.

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“So, I was approached and at the time, I don’t know, I just didn’t, it didn’t float my boat. I just didn’t really want to go there. I’m an Englishman! I felt like it just didn’t seem to fit. I was always worried about the outfit. I just didn’t fancy it,” Law said.

However, the Spy actor agreed to try the costume on at the request of the director. I take the suit into the bathroom and I’m putting it on and then I look round and I’m in the mirror and then suddenly I’m Superman right?

“Then I have this picture of me in that costume in posters all around the world and I was like, ‘No way.’ And I unzipped it. I was Superman for two minutes. That’s enough,” he recalled.

The role eventually went to Brandon Routh, who did not reprise it after a mixed critical reception to the film, which made $391m worldwide.

Henry Cavill took over the role for 2013’s Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was released earlier this year.

First Published: Jun 12, 2016 17:07 IST