29 Jun 2017 1:51 PM +00:00 UTC

Kevin Feige Reveals That Jason Statham Had Been In Talks To Be Part of MCU

There used to be rumors that Marvel TV was negotiating with action star Jason Statham to play the role of Bullseye in the popular Marvel Netflix series, Daredevil. However, it turns out that the English actor has actually been in talks with Marvel Studios.

Taking the press rounds to promote Tom Holland's first solo feature film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Feige revealed in an interview with Den of Geek that the studio had actually been considering Statham for a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"I was in another meeting a few days later, and my cellphone rang. I didn't recognize the number, but I answered it. And it was Jason Statham. He was saying, ‘Sorry it didn't work out, maybe next time'. He couldn't have been nicer!"


It's such a shame that the negotiations didn't pull through – Statham would be a great addition to Marvel's booming cinematic franchise. The actor has the talent and the physique to play both the role of a hero and a villain, and he'd fit in easily in the MCU.

Feige didn't disclose what role Statham was being asked to play, but with discussions falling apart it seems like it won't really matter. The action star did say that he didn't want to play a superhero back in 2013, expressing distaste for the comicbook movie genre. It looks like his opinion remains the same, even now.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits cinemas on July 7, 2017.

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