Eddie Redmayne Reiterates Interest In Superhero Roles

The newly-announced Oscar nominee suggests that he has not lost interest in appearing in a comic book blockbuster despite auditioning for, and ultimately losing out on, multiple superhero/villain roles



Before Eddie Redmayne was revealed this morning to be receiving an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, the English actor had further expressed his desire to appear in a comic book movie; even though he's come close to playing a few superheros and villains. "I am an absolute geek," he told The Sun newspaper a couple days ago. "I have auditioned for many of those roles. I love the films. You know how in summer, when studios compete for people to see their summer blockbusters, I am their dream. I see all of them. I would never rule out the opportunity to be in one. I'm not sure people look at me and think 'hero', so I'll have to work on that. I never go near treadmills or weights. I am not Hugh Jackman clearly."

For the record, Eddie Redmayne was previously up for Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy as well as Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and he was also a contender for Victor Domashev in this year's The Fantastic Four reboot. However, considering his new Oscar buzz (for which he texted fellow nominee and star of Marvel's Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch) and also the many comic book movies that are coming our way within the next five years, Redmayne will nab a role eventually. Plus, he's already taking a stab at the sci-fi blockbuster genre with Jupiter Ascending next month. So, while Latino Review's Elmayimbe sees Eddie Redmayne portraying Spider-Man of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which Marvel or DC character do you think the actor could portray?
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