Now that the strikes are over and Hollywood can try to get back to normal, one of the most anticipated projects is Superman: Legacy, as it is the first episode of a new cinematographic universe that aims to raise the stakes within the genre. Before the cast was announced, it seemed that the entire industry was focused on this film, because for months there were rumors about the candidates to play the famous hero, with Jacob Elordi being one of the favorites. However, the actor himself revealed today that he has no intention of casting the character for a very simple reason.
Jacob Elordi is already one of the best actors of his generation
Although Elordi’s name became popular thanks to The Kissing Booth – 32% and its sequels, it was Euphoria – 79% is the work that really put him on the map, because the character of Nate Jacobs is a real challenge in which he gets the job done. This dramatic series helped him quickly overcome the period of romantic comedies and is considered one of the most promising and interesting performers of his generation. Although some consider him a little stuck in the role of the toxic man, Elordi is sure to have new opportunities to show his capabilities.
With Priscilla – 90%, the actor took the risk of giving life to Elvis Presley shortly after Austin Butler was nominated for an Oscar for playing the singer in another film, and although it was Cailee Spaeny who stole the spotlight as the protagonist, many critics also praised Elordi for showing a little explored face of the famous artist. On the other hand, his participation in Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn was also welcomed by critics who believed that it would give an interesting turn to his career.
With popularity like this and the rise of the career, it makes sense that the next step for the actor is to find a franchise, because it is a strategic step that many follow. That’s why no one was surprised when several rumors suggested that James Gunn and Warner Bros Discovery wanted him to bring Clark Kent to life in the new version of Superman, but it looks like that’s not the path he’s looking for. .
Jacob Elordi turned down the audition for Superman: Legacy
For a while, Elordi was the fan favorite to bring Superman to life, and many images were published on social networks to see what he looks like in the skin of the character and in the famous suit. After weeks of speculation, Gunn announced that the role was left in the hands of David Corenswet and the conversation turned to whether the actor was the same as Henry Cavill or not. The general idea is that Elordi is fighting to keep the role, but in a new interview with GQ (through different) clarified what exactly happened:
I was always told to say a neutral answer or my agent would get mad at me. ‘Anything can happen!’ And obviously anything can happen, but at this stage in my life, I don’t see that I have any interest in that (superhero movies). I like to do what I watch and I don’t feel comfortable watching movies.
I have to finish with: ‘Don’t say no!’ Well, they asked me to read Superman. Immediately: “No, thank you.” That’s too much. It’s too dark for me.
Unlike other artists, Elordi doesn’t seem to have any interest in the superhero genre so his fans shouldn’t expect him to change at some point, especially since he already has proposals to work with directors and screenwriters. like Paul Schrader. On the other hand, franchises of this type seem to be losing popularity, but Gunn hopes to give adaptations a second wind in his DCU what happens in Superman: Legacy This is important for the future of the brand.