Jason Statham was rumored to be in the running to play Bullseye in the Daredevil TV show, but that unfortunately did not pan out since the character was nowhere to be found in the second season of the show. What’s recently been revealed is that Statham was considered to play a character in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie that he opted out on due to scheduling issues.
While Kevin Feige was on the press tour for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Den Of Geek asked the Marvel Studios President if the actor had been on the shortlist to play any characters in the setting. While it wasn’t exactly confirmed whether or not those Bullseye rumors were true, Feige did explicitly say that Statham nearly had a part in an MCU movie at one point:
“We’re fans too – we talked with him about doing a role in one of our movies. It didn’t end up working out, his schedule didn’t work out.”
Feige also recalled that Statham politely declined via a phone call, but suggested that “maybe next time” they needed him, he could fill out a role. When asked about which movie and/or role Statham would have been up for, Feige grinned and coyly refused to reveal that information, suggesting that it’s a movie that has yet to be released – so perhaps Statham could have been eyed to play Skurge in Thor: Ragnarok before the part went to Karl Urban.
Daredevil Seasons 1 & 2 are available to watch on Netflix.
Source: Den Of Geek