Clint Eastwood As Superman?! The Legendary Star Revealed Why He Turned Down The Role

MOVIE NEWS – Clint Eastwood refused to animate Superman because he didn’t see himself in the character, but at the same time it turned out that he also has a favorite superhero…



The legendary Clint Eastwood has never acted in a superhero movie in his long career. But not because he had never been interested in this type of story. His favourite superhero isn’t Batman, Superman, or Spider-Man, but someone who’s only recently entered the MCU.


Clint Eastwood turned down the role of Superman


Eastwood was approached to play the lead role in Superman. The role was finally given to Christopher Reeve. The actor recalled in an earlier interview that the president of Warner talked to him about it. He told the LA Times that his response was:

“I was like, ‘Superman? Nah, nah, that’s not for me.’ Not that there’s anything wrong with it. It’s for somebody, but not me.”

The director of Bridges of Madison County emphasizes: “I always liked characters that were more grounded in reality. Maybe they do super things or more-than-human things – like Dirty Harry, he has a knack for doing crazy things, or the western guys – but, still, they’re not caped crusaders.” He then surprised everyone with this confession, noting that perhaps the role of Batman would have suited him better. However, his favourite superhero is not the Dark Knight:

“[Namor] the Sub-Mariner, that’s the one I always liked. I had all of those comics when I was a kid.”



Clint Eastwood / Namor



(It’s strange to realize that the superhero comic, which we still consider a “modern” genre, existed happily even in the childhood of the 94-year-old Eastwood…)

Some outlets have jumped to the conclusion that Eastwood would have loved to bring Namor to life in a film. But the truth is that the author of No Forgiveness has never commented on this matter. The one who brought him to life was Tenoch Huerta in the movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

As for the now perhaps very surprising choice, the truth is that Namor was a hugely popular character during the golden age of comics.

Moreover, it first appeared in 1939, a year when Eastwood was only 9 years old. So, the dates matched perfectly for him to connect with her more than anyone else.

Source: LA Times

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