Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Josh Hartnett Opens Up About Turning Down Christopher Nolan's Batman

Josh Hartnett recently made some remarks about refusing to work with Christopher Nolan and deciding he didn't want to play Batman, a character that finally went to Christian Bale



In an interview with USA Today, Hartnett, 36, clarified his allegations.


"I always regret being honest about certain things. The way they come out and get decontextualized makes it sound like a boast. In that particular situation, it wasn't what we were talking about at all. We were talking about, at that particular time in my life, do I regret anything in particular? He was talking specifically about Superman at that point. I said no, I don't regret it. I regret some of the relationships I could have formed that I didn't form," the actor said.

"And I said, for example, I was really interested in this movie that Christopher Nolan's brother wrote and it's called "The Prestige". I went and had a meeting with them. Warner Brothers wanted me to talk about Batman. I wanted to talk about "The Prestige". I don't read my own press as much as possible. I just kind of - you have to be cautious about how you put certain things," Josh explained.


Check out Josh Hartnett's full statement about the Batman mixup…


"I always regret being honest about certain things. The way they come out and get decontextualized makes it sound like a boast. In that particular situation, it wasn't what we were talking about at all. We were talking about, at that particular time in my life, do I regret anything in particular? He was talking specifically about Superman at that point. I said no, I don't regret it. I regret some of the relationships I could have formed that I didn't form. And I said, for example, I was really interested in this movie that Christopher Nolan's brother wrote and it's called "The Prestige". I went and had a meeting with them. Warner Brothers wanted me to talk about Batman. I wanted to talk about "The Prestige". I don't read my own press as much as possible. I just kind of - you have to be cautious about how you put certain things. To set the record straight, in a nutshell, it was about relationships I wish I'd formed but because of my fear of the concept of being one thing in my career and one thing only, I decided I would just stay away from that one aspect. That was only part of what I was doing at the time."


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