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Ray Liotta Revealed Why He Turned Down Batman In Uncovered Interview

In relation to superhero film casting, historical past is rife with “almosts” and “what-ifs.” From Tom Cruise’s potential run as Iron Man to Dougray Scott initially being forged as Wolverine till Hugh Jackman was forged final minute, cinematic universes may have seemed very completely different had some actors made different decisions. Within the realm of Gotham’s brooding vigilante, Batman has been portrayed by a myriad of actors, from Michael Keaton to Ben Affleck. Nevertheless, followers not too long ago received a startling revelation a couple of main actor who had the chance to don the cape and cowl however turned it down. Ray Liotta, the esteemed late star of Goodfellas and Subject of Desires, as soon as had the prospect to be the Darkish Knight, and his purpose for turning it down is each candid and retrospectively regretful.

The revelation got here in an uncovered interview with Deadline, shedding gentle on Liotta’s decision-making throughout the rise of his stardom within the late Eighties. The subject of upcoming superhero motion pictures and adjustments in Hollywood introduced the dialog to why the charismatic actor by no means took a job in a single was introduced up, and Liotta’s reply may shock those that have all the time envisioned him as a possible Bruce Wayne. When requested whether or not or not he was ever supplied the position, he informed the interviewer: 

One thing Wild got here out, so I used to be getting consideration from that. My agent known as me up and mentioned, ‘Tim Burton wish to meet you. He’s doing a film, Batman.’ There have been by no means any superhero motion pictures then. That was just about the primary one. I mentioned, ‘Are you fucking nuts? Batman?!’ I’m going, ‘No, that’s silly.’ Who was silly? I used to be silly as a result of I didn’t know.