In a long acting career, it is usual for each actor to regret at least one role played in the past. These days a superhero movie can lead to instant fame and vast fandom. A lof of stars such as Margot Robbie, Gal Gadot, Chris Pratt came to prominence through the comic book movies. At the same time, there are other famous actors including Robert Downey Jr. whose career got a boost courtesy the superhero movies. While Marvel Cinematic Universe has turned out to be the undisputed king at the box office in the genre of superhero movies, DC has struggled to win the fans’ hearts. That has obviously led to these 5 actors regretting having been a part of DC made movies.
5. HALLE BERRY – CATWOMAN
It is not everyday that you see an Academy Award winning Actress to feature in a disgusting film after a few years. The world seemed to be Halle Berry’s playground when she won the Best Actress Academy Award in 2002 for Monster’s Ball. Yes, she did play several great roles over the years, but, it was the 2004 movie Catwoman where she played the lead role and she was awarded with the infamous Razzie Award for Worst Actress. No wonder she regrets having stepped into that costume.
4. BEN AFFLECK – BATMAN VS SUPERMAN
There are times when an actor fails in the first superhero foray, but, becomes super successful in the second attempt. (Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool for an example). However, that’s not what happened with Ben Affleck. He had a terrible time as Daredevil, but, he got a chance at redemption when he debuted as Batman in Batman v Superman. Unfortunately, despite a lot of fans loving his work in the movie, the film was a divisive and highly criticized disappointement. The star of Argo felt that there was nothing he could have done about the film’s production. For a while he was supposed to write and direct his next portrayal of Batman, but, that’s no longer the case.
3. MARGOT ROBBIE – SUICIDE SQUAD
The leggy Australian beauty sent the fans in a frenzy when she played Harley Quinn in the 2016 film Suicide Squad. Despite the film failing to impress all, Harley’s portrayal of Joker’s lady love and crime-partner was widely appreciated. However, Robbie regrets one aspect of having played such an iconic comic book character. While talking to The Hollywood Reporter, she stated that she had no clue about the way her life would change and nobody alerted her. The flip side of such fame was several threats which compelled her to be ringed by a security team.
“I just wish someone had explained a lot of those thingsto
me early on. I wouldn’t have resented the position I found myself in because I
would’ve known what I was getting myself into,” she stated.
2. RYAN REYNOLDS – GREEN LANTERN
As stated above, first superhero films are not always the best thing. As in the case of Ryan Reynolds who debuted with the DC movie Green Lantern in 2011. The film received terrible reviews and had almost no presence at the Box Office. The film barely recovered its costs plus about $19 million. Reynolds later said that the film failed because the studio was more focused on releasing the movie rather than making it. However, all was not lost for Reynolds who met his wife Blake Lively on the film’s set and later played Deadpool, a superhero role that he seems to be tailor made for.
1. MATTHEW GOODE – WATCHMEN
Fans were keen to see the graphic novel by Alan Moore titled Watchmen get turned into a movie. Sadly for Matthew Goode, who was one of the leading characters, fans didn’t like his performance as Ozymandias. Fans felt that it was a casting blunder because of his looks, and Goode did himself ultimate harm when told fans to buzz off. In fact, Goode himself was unhappy with the way he played the role. Later while talking to Huffington Post, he said that he felt bad since Jude Law was the studio’s preferred choice for the character. While he doesn’t regret being a part of the movie, he regrets the eventual outcome and his careless comments to fans.