Josh Hartnett explains why he turned down Batman and Superman

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The actor assured that he did not regret the decisions made.

42-year-old actor Josh Hartnett could play iconic comic book characters in the respective film adaptations – he was offered the roles of Bruce Wayne / Batman and Clark Kent / Superman. But he rejected these characters, which he recently talked about in an interview with Metro.

“At this age it is very easy to become someone else’s tool or a puppet,” the actor remarked, adding that he did not want to be “cornered” by the same type of characters.

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Josh, best known for starring in Pearl Harbor opposite Ben Affleck, said that he is aware of his choice and does not regret giving up both roles, although he admits that at the time he could not “predict what he would say about it. years later. “

“I’ve always been interested in stories about people, and I didn’t want to be put into this superhero canon. At the time, many actors had to struggle very hard to return to their careers after playing such characters, ”concluded Josh.

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Currently, Hartnett is starring in the film “Target Number One”: his character is the real Canadian journalist Victor Malarek. The latter tried to free a small drug dealer after he was sentenced to 100 years in a Thai prison when he was framed by the police.

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