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Jamie Dornan reveals losing Superman role to Henry Cavill; expresses desire to join MCU

Jamie Dornan will next be seen in Kenneth Branagh's film Belfast.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Nov 20, 2021
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Jamie Dornan recently disclosed that actor Henry Cavill beat him to the part of Superman. Despite the fact that he missed out on the role, Dornan revealed that he spoke with Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige and expressed his desire to join the MCU. In an interview with The New York Times, the actor discussed losing the Superman job and contacting Marvel to participate in superhero films, according to People magazine.

Dornan attributed his desire to being a father, saying that he is more ambitious than he has ever let on before. The actor continued that it's like a caveman-like need to deliver and provide. Thus he has to succeed for these 'precious little people'.

Dorman went on to share that since his father died, it has kindled this extra fire within him and an extra burner of wanting to accomplish.

The actor also discussed treading the fine line between being a part of two franchises, Fifty Shades of Grey and a prospective Marvel or DC film. He acknowledged that he appreciated Robert Pattinson, his friend, for smoothly transitioning from Twilight to The Batman.

Dornan said that he would be dishonest if he didn't say that he thinks Pattinson and his team have done a fantastic job of managing his career.

Dornan further praised Pattinson saying that everything he has done since Twilight has been extremely brilliant and wonderfully produced. The actor added that those films wouldn't have been financed on his name if he hadn't been in these billion-dollar movies.

Since Fifty Shades of Grey, Dornan has starred in a wide range of films, including The Fall, A Private War, Wild Mountain Thyme, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, and now, Belfast.

Kenneth Branagh's film Belfast is recounted through the eyes of a young child growing up in Ireland during the turbulent late 1960s. The parents of the young kid are played by Dornan and Catriona Balfe. The film is described as a moving story of love, laughter, and sorrow in one boy's childhood, amid the music and social unrest of the late 1960s and it explores the story of how the upheaval around them changes the family's lives. Amid the "civil war" that has erupted in the streets, the family considers leaving their house for good.

The film is based on Branagh's own childhood memories of growing up in Ireland. Dame Judi Dench, Ciaran Hinds, Lewis McAskie, and Jude Hill also star in Belfast.


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