Josh Hartnett on Why He Wishes He’d Played Batman: ‘I Definitely Turned Down Some of the Wrong People’
Despite the fact that it may seems as though every actor in Hollywood is lining up for a role in a comic book film, several celebrities have notably turned down the chance to don a super-suit. Fans shouldn’t be surprised to learn that Batman is the superhero with the most “what if?” casting stories, given his extensive history on the big screen. While some may defend their decision to pass on Batman, Josh Hartnett believes he made a tremendous error.
In the early 2000s, Josh Hartnett starred in a number of big-budget films.
Hartnett was a rising talent in the late 1990s. The Faculty, starring Elijah Wood and Jordana Brewster, had his big-screen debut in 1998. And that horror film, which was simply a high school take on Invasion of the Body Snatchers, launched Hartnett’s career. In the same year, he appeared in Halloween H20 as Jamie Lee Curtis’ son. And before long, he was starring in his own films.
Black Hawk Down, Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor, and the 2002 sex comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights are among Hartnett’s leading roles. By the mid-to-late 2000s, the actor had a famous supporting role in Sin City and had starred in the vampire thriller 30 Days of Night. During that time, he also turned down the opportunity to portray Batman, a decision he now regrets for a very specific reason.
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The actor laments passing up the opportunity to be Batman.
Hartnett discussed his choice to pass on the lead role in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins in a 2015 interview with The Guardian. But it’s not because the actor adores the character or anything. Rather, he wishes he had been able to construct a creative… This is a condensed version of the narrative. I hope you found it entertaining.