Homefront movie star Jason Statham: I never want to play a superhero

Posted on 6 December 2013
By Michelle Gondry
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Jason Statham has revealed he would never star in a superhero movie and said ‘the cape wouldn’t fit.’

The 46-year-old actor admitted that effects-heavy blockbusters didn’t appeal to him because the studios were too concerned with making money.

He said: “It’s all about money, kids pay money to go and see them.

“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!”

His latest film, Homefront, sees him play a retired DEA agent who faces off against drug dealers.

Statham said he welcomed the opportunity to reunite with Homefront script writer Sylvester Stallone.

The Expendables creator originally saw the film as a starring vehicle for himself before offering the part to Statham.

He said: “When I read it I just knew it was going to attract a lot of decent actors

“The parts were fleshed-out, good and strong instead of it just being ‘here’s the hero, here’s the bad guy’ – This was an actual, interesting good story.”

Statham stars alongside James Franco, Kate Boswoth and Winona Ryder in Homefront which opens in UK cinemas today.