Jacob Elordi Turns Down Superman Audition: Prefers Projects Aligned With His Tastes
In a recent interview with GQ magazine, actor Jacob Elordi disclosed that he rejected an audition for Superman, citing the project’s dark tone as not aligning with his preferences. Although Elordi did not specify the particular Superman movie, it is likely he was referring to James Gunn’s upcoming tentpole, “Superman: Legacy,” as it underwent casting earlier this year.
Elordi expressed his disinterest in superhero films, stating, “I like to make what I would watch, and I get very restless watching those movies.” He clarified that he doesn’t foresee himself delving into the superhero genre anytime soon, emphasizing that the prospect of playing Superman was a definite “No, thank you” for him.
The actor, who has had a notable year with roles in films such as Sofia Coppola’s “Priscilla” and Emerald Fennell’s “Saltburn,” is currently working on the movie “Oh, Canada” with Paul Schrader and is set to shoot the third season of the HBO series “Euphoria” next year.
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Elordi gained prominence through Netflix’s “The Kissing Booth” franchise, but he openly expressed his reservations about the movies. Describing them as “ridiculous” and not universal, he stated, “I didn’t want to make those movies before I made those movies. Those movies are ridiculous. They’re not universal. They’re an escape.”
When questioned about the industry concept of “one for them, one for me,” Elordi cautioned against falling into the trap of making too many projects solely for commercial success, fearing the loss of originality and creative fulfillment. He emphasized the importance of caring about the quality of one’s work and criticized the notion of knowingly delivering subpar content to audiences.
While “The Kissing Booth” trilogy achieved success in terms of streaming numbers on Netflix, it received unfavorable reviews from critics, with Elordi’s co-star Joey King defending the films. Despite the criticism, King expressed pride in the movies and her portrayal of the character.
Elordi’s career trajectory reflects a deliberate choice to pursue projects aligned with his artistic sensibilities and a desire to avoid compromising his creative integrity for commercial gains.