Josh Hartnett Was Offered The Role Of Batman, Superman, And Spiderman, Says Josh Hartnett

April 30, 2014 / Posted by:

Seen here looking like a budget Wild West version of Inigo Montoya on the set of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful (speaking of dreadful: THAT WIG) Josh Hartnett – the man you may know as the star of hundreds of Teen People magazine covers from the early 2000s – gave an interview to Details where he talked about why he disappeared for the past 10 years and did a bunch of low-budget indie movies. You’d think the answer is that it’s because he was replaced by a fresher group of hunks who moved in and took all the pretty boy roles, but according to Josh, that’s totally not true, because he was so desirable in Hollywood, that he was offered EVERY SUPERHERO ROLE:

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.”

He then went on to say: “Captain America? That was written for me. Thor? Turned it down. In fact, I was offered every role in The Avengers, even Black Widow and Nick Fury. I also turned down the role of “Avatar” in Avatar, “Hit Girl” in Kick Ass, and Adam Driver’s role in that new Star Wars movie. Also Adam Driver’s role on Girls. Which brings me to all the roles I turned down in Mean Girls…”

Pic: Wenn

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