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Jason Statham lashes out at Marvel

June 8th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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OK, so remember the reports last week that Jason Statham was in talks to play Bullseye in Daredevil Season 2? And then Marvel said there was nothing to it (here)?

Well, it seems that the internet was the undoing of the whole thing and Statham WAS in talks with the Marvel folk.

Now, depending on where you go, it seems that Statham lost interest once the story leaked as he didn’t want the attention so early or another version of the story is that once his ‘people’ heard how positive the response was, they asked for more money which Marvel balked at, causing Statham to walk.

In a recent interview on the Spy media circuit he spoke about his outlook on Marvel movies: “A lot of the modern sort of action movies I see, Marvel comic sort of things, I just think any guy could do it. I mean, I could take my grandma, put her in a cape, put her on a green screen and they’ll have stunt doubles come in and do all the action. Anybody could do it. I mean they’re relying on stunt doubles, green screen and a $200 million budget. It’s all CGI created. To me it’s not authentic.”

Harsh words and thinly veiled… it seems that the relationship is complicated to say the least.

So, in light of this development, there’s two questions that need to be answered; firstly, which DC character do you think Statham should play? And secondly, who else do you see playing Bullseye in Daredevil Season 2?

Let us know…

AMENDED: The comments Statham made were before the Daredevil news broke, but we still think it’s relevant in this article. We’re sorry to hear it feel through. Are you?

Source: Comicsalliance

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….