Jacob Elordi Refuses Superman Role for Upcoming Legacy Movie

Euphoria star Jacob Elordi openly talks about his dislike for certain roles in Hollywood – including his recent dismissal for a go at Superman.

Known for his portrayal of characters embodying toxic masculinity in various troubled or abusive roles, such as in Euphoria, Saltburn, and Priscilla, the Australian actor shared in the latest interview with GQ Magazine for Men of the Year 2023 Issue that he turned down an audition for a certain iconic superhero—Superman—due to the character’s darkness.

Elordi bluntly expressed,

“Well, they asked me to read for Superman. That was immediately, ‘No, thank you.’ That’s too much. That’s too dark for me.”

While Jacob Elordi refrained from explicitly mentioning the project, rumors strongly suggest he was referring to potential involvement in the much-anticipated Superman: Legacy. A high profile film announced by Gunn during his and Peter Safran’s DCU overhaul earlier this year.

When questioned about his potential interest in starring in a superhero film, Elordi was clear:

“Not particularly, no. I’ve always been told to say a rounded answer or my agent will get mad at me. ‘Anything can happen!’ And obviously anything can happen, but at this stage in my life, I don’t see myself having any interest in that,” Elordi remarked honestly.”

The Euphoria actor articulated his filmmaking approach, preferring to create content that resonates with his personal viewing tastes. He admitted feeling restless when watching superhero movies, despite acknowledging his respect for the genre and its performers. While expressing his disinterest in this particular genre, he humorously left the possibility open, conforming to media conventions with a playful “Never say never!” attitude.

Superman: Legacy is set to premiere on July 11, 2025 as confirmed by James Gunn on X:

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