DYK Jude Law Had Once ALMOST Played Superman?

Jude Law once had the opportunity to try on the iconic 'Superman' suit for a potential role. However, the celebrated actor ultimately decided against taking on the role, as his personal thoughts and considerations became the decisive factor. Read on to know more.
DYK Jude Law Had Once ALMOST Played?Superman?

DYK Jude Law Had Once ALMOST Played Superman?

In a recent interview with The Playlist, British actor Jude Law discussed his past "flirtation" with the role of Superman. The opportunity arose in connection with the movie project titled Superman: Flyby, which was penned by J.J. Abrams. Law shared insights into his considerations regarding the role and the unique twist on the superhero's origin that the film would have explored.

Jude Law On Refusing The Role Of Superman

“So this is true. Yeah. And there was a process of flirtation going on,” Law recalls. “And I always resisted because it just felt like [off]. And I know you can say, ‘Well, but you played Yonn-Rogg and Dumbledore!’ It just felt like a step too far.
“And it was when Brett Ratner was going to direct, I think,” he continued. “And they didn’t have a script, if I remember rightly. Did they have a script? I don’t remember reading one. This is a long time ago. They brought me the suit. They thought, ‘This might change your mind.'”

Jude Law On Trying The Superman Costume

“Anyway, I tried on and I looked in the mirror and part of me initially was like, ‘Wow, this would be a [good thing],’ and then I just thought, ‘No, you can’t – you can’t do this. You can’t.’ And I didn’t sell myself to myself,” Law said.
“And I stepped away and the film never happened anyway. So maybe it probably wouldn’t have done anything.”

Jude Law's Work Front

Jude Law, an English actor, has had a prolific career in film and television. He rose to prominence with his role in Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was nominated for an Academy Award. He is known for his roles in franchises such as Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022), and Yon-Rogg in Captain Marvel (2019).
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