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Jamie Dornan Auditioned for Superman & Has Talked to Marvel About a Superhero Role

Jamie Dornan Auditioned for Superman & Has Talked to Marvel About a Superhero Role

Jamie Dornan is revealing his superhero ambitions.

The 39-year-old Fifty Shades star got candid in an interview with the New York Times.

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During the interview, he discussed his appeal to different audiences, and why he’s less popular among straight men.

“What have I done, three war movies? You’d think that might help my cause out a little bit with straight men, but probably not. I think you need to be in that comic-book world to really grab their attention,” he said, adding that he auditioned for Superman and lost out to Henry Cavill.

He also addressed Robert Pattinson‘s transition from Twilight to The Batman.

“I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I feel like him and his people have played it really cleverly,” he said of his friend.

“Everything he’s done since Twilight has been really smart and beautifully crafted, and those films aren’t financed on his name had he not been in these movies that made billions of dollars,” he said.

He also confirmed that he’s talked to Marvel‘s Kevin Feige about his interest in a superhero role.

“I’m more ambitious than I’ve ever let on before. It’s like a necessity to deliver and provide, very caveman-esque: I must succeed for these precious little people. Also, since my dad died, it’s lit this extra fire within me, this extra burner of wanting to succeed,” he continued.

Find out what he recently said about a moment he set the Internet ablaze.

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