Paul Walker would have turned 48 today, on September 12. The star, who was best known for appearing in the Fast and Furious franchise, died eight years ago on November 30, 2013. After starring in the first Fast and Furious film in 2001 Walker revealed he was approached to star in a DC Comics superhero revival movie.
While promoting his 2003 film Timeline, Walker revealed in an interview he turned down the opportunity to play Superman.
He then revealed that he had discussed the matter with Richard Donner, his direct supervisor at the time.
Donner is known for directing the 1978 first Superman movie, which starred Christopher Reeve.
Walker said that they had had conversations, and at the close of the conversation I asked: ‘Does it matter? Should I get it?’ Walker revealed: “We had conversations and at the end of it, I said to my friend, ‘Do you think that I need it? Should’. [Donner] said, ‘For what sake?’ I replied: ‘Financially.
He said, “No child. You do it if it’s what you want.” (Via ComingSoon.net).
Walker finally made a decision after spending time considering the job.
He continued: “I told him: “Well, I don’t believe I want to be Superman. He said, “Well that’s my answer. Don’t do it.” That was all.
Brandon Routh played Clark Kent/Superman, and he was probably offered the role.
Donner’s words were so respected by the actor, he explained to us.
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Walker continued: “I think with those terms.” It’s hard to know whether I would let them down, or myself down, if it wasn’t for me. This was probably the most difficult part.
The American actor could have played any DC Comics character if he wanted to, but not Superman or Batman.
He continued, “I have been Superman from time-to-time but Aquaman was my favorite.” Aquaman was my favorite. He could live underwater and he can swim with dolphins.
Hollywood was devastated by Walker’s passing in 2013.
He was killed when his car spun and struck a Santa Clarita concrete lamppost.
Roger Rodas, a close friend of the 40-year old died in the accident along with his dear friend.
Walker had just finished shooting Furious 7 scenes at the time.
Before he was sent off, his brother acted as his replacement.
Publiated at Sun, 12 Sep 2021 15:57:49 +0000