Eddie Murphy is uninterested in the superhero movie genre, but if he were to have a role in one, he’s not opposed to doing a villain role.
In an interview with IndieWire for his critically-acclaimed Netflix film Dolemite Is My Name, Eddie Murphy was asked about how many great actors and actresses in the industry are actively seeking roles in a superhero movie. Eddie Murphy, who will turn 60 in a year expressed disinterest in the superhero movie genre, but revealed that a villain role would intrigue him:
“Man, fuck that. I can’t be standing around in a movie with a stick and shit, pointing and telling people, ‘Oh, you should do this or that.’ I’m just not down with the whole superhero movie thing. But, if I had to, I guess I could play a villain or some shit like that.”
This isn’t the first time Eddie Murphy shared his thoughts on doing a superhero movie. Back in 2016, the Academy Award-nominee also mentioned how his age may impact whether or not he’d put the cape on, but wouldn’t be opposed if the superhero movie in question would be a pure comedy poking fun at itself.
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Here is the synopsis for Eddie Murphy’s new movie, Dolemite Is My Name:
Performer Rudy Ray Moore develops an outrageous character named Dolemite, who becomes an underground sensation and star of a kung-fu, anti-establisment film that could make or break Moore.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.