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Leonardo DiCaprio Still Open for Superhero Role

July 16, 2010 (8:21 am) GMT
'You never know. You never know,' said the actor when asked whether he would consider playing one of the characters from comic books.
Leonardo DiCaprio

refuses to rule out playing a superhero despite turning down the role of "" and snubbing an offer to play Batman's Robin - insisting the comic book movie genre is "getting better".

The actor was the favorite to star as Robin in 1995's "Batman Forever" and as the web-slinging Spider-Man in the hit movies - but turned down lucrative offers as he didn't want to commit to longterm franchises.

Speaking to Britain's Shortlist magazine, he explains, "I never screen-tested (to play Robin in Batman Forever). I had a meeting with Joel Schumacher. It was just one meeting and, no, I didn't end up doing it... As I recall I took the meeting, but didn't want to play the role. Joel Schumacher is a very talented director but I don't think I was ready for anything like that."

"(Spider-Man) was another one of those situations, similar to Robin, where I didn't feel ready to put on that suit yet. They got in touch with me."

But he admits he's open to suiting up for a hero role in the future: "You never know. You never know. They're getting better and better as far as complex characters in these movies. I haven't yet. But no, I don't rule out anything."

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