5 Movie Stars Who Are Avoiding Superhero/Comic Films

Superhero and comic-based films are a big part of the movie industry these days and can be very lucrative for all involved – however, these 5 movie stars (actors, actresses and directors) are avoiding working on these type of films and have explained why they’ve chosen to steer clear. Some just don’t think they’d suit that type of role and say it isn’t what interests them personally, while others see it as a huge commitment and aren’t prepared to take on a comic book franchise in particular.

Amanda Seyfried


Amanda finds the commitment of signing up to a big superhero franchise to be too much and she believes it would make her unhappy: “I didn’t want to be an action hero or in a f***ing green suit for like, ten years, because I don’t want to be miserable. I think happiness comes from being free.”

Clint Eastwood

Director Clint Eastwood simply has no interest in making a comic based film: “I read comic books when I was a kid; I don’t read them now. I prefer adult-oriented pictures, I mean that in the PG-13 or R sense, but that’s as far as it goes.”

Jason Statham

Jason prefers films that are more old-fashioned in style and isn’t interested in tackling a superhero part: “The fascination is superheroes, it’s what people want to go and see but you wouldn’t get me rushing to the cinema to see those. I like the old-fashioned type of film. They’ve never offered me a part in one of those and I don’t think the shoes would fit. Or the cape wouldn’t fit!”

Peter Jackson

Peter has never been interested in comics and isn’t driven to direct a superhero film: “The industry — and the advent of all the technology — has kind of lost its way. It’s become very franchise-driven and superhero-driven. I’ve never read a comic book in my life, so I’m immediately at a disadvantage and I have no interest in that.”

Reese Witherspoon

Reese believes that type of role just wouldn’t suit her: “The movies that are being made feel different. There are a lot of really, really, really big movies about robots and things – and there’s not a part for a 34-year-old woman in a robot movie. I’ve never done the superhero movie. That doesn’t interest me too much.”