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?