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    “It Just Felt Off”: Jude Law Reveals Why He Once Turned Down The Role Of Superman Despite Putting On The Suit

    Superman is one of the most loved superheroes. We can’t imagine the DC hero without Henry Cavill, but now James Gunn has brought David Corenswet aboard his DCEU to play the role. But one of the actors who was almost selected for the role of Superman turned it down. Jude Law revealed he once rejected the offer.

    Law feels that he didn’t fit well for the role. Although he was successful with the audition, he felt that he wasn’t suited well as Superman.

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    Jude Law Reveals Why He Backed Off From The Role Of Superman

    Jude Law

    Jude Law had a confession related to why he left the role of Superman in the early 2000s even after trying on the superhero’s suit. Speaking on The Playlist’s ‘Discourse‘ podcast, Law recalled his audition for the role of Superman but he didn’t feel right about it.

    Law said, “I always resisted it because it just felt off.” He revealed that he was chosen for the role but nothing could make him stay neither the title of ‘Superman’ nor the suit itself.

    He added, “They bought me the suit, I tried it on and 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”.

    Jude Law also added, “I didn’t sell myself to myself. And I stepped away and the film never happened anyway. So maybe it probably wouldn’t have done anything.” Furthermore, Law also shared regrets regarding the roles he played during his early acting days. He feels he didn’t “try to play against his looks” and now he’s all “saggy and balding”.

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    Matt Bomer’s Sexuality Stopped Him From Being Superman

    Matt Bomer
    Matt Bomer

    Jude Law wasn’t the only actor who was running for the role of Superman. Actor Matt Bomer was also among the names of actors who would likely play the role of Superman.

    Bomer was the final choice for the role of Superman. But he believes the role was taken away from him because he came out as gay. He said, “That was a time in the industry when something like that could still be weaponized against you, that’s my understanding”.

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