Woody Harrelson was almost in Marvel or DC film

Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson is one of those actors who can do everything. He’s been making films consistently for more than three decades now. And he’s been playing a wide variety of characters in a wide variety of films. He’s done huge blockbusters like The Hunger Games, hidden gems like Edge of Seventeen, TV shows like True Detective and indisputable masterpieces like No Country for Old Men. He often goes under the radar, but it’s hard to deny his talent. Now, when it seems like the underrated actor has done it all, reports say that he was almost in a comic book movie as well.

Recently, ComicBook.com held an exclusive interview with the actor at a press event for his upcoming movie War for the Planet of the Apes in London. During the interview, Harrelson was asked if he was interested in starring in a Marvel or DC film.

“We did talk about it, actually,” Harrelson said. “We had that talk but it didn’t come to fruition. It wasn’t the right time. I guess I’m open to it but I don’t know. Just, generally, I do love just little movies, little indie movies.”

Of course, Harrelson does do his fair share of those, but lately, he’s broadened his horizons. He’s starred in the aforementioned The Hunger Games and the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes.┬áBut he’ll also be seen in the Han Solo film as part of the Star Wars anthology series, which is the farthest thing from ‘little indie movies’. He still seems to like these projects and even expressed this by saying, “This is great. I love this,” referring to his Apes film.

We’ll have to wait and see if he chooses to embark on a superhero or villain career. But considering how much experience he has in such an eclectic mix of roles, he shouldn’t have any problems.

Though it’s not in a comic book movie, you can still see Harrelson as a baddie when War for the Planet of the Apes comes out on July 14, 2017.

If Woody Harrelson did actually sign on for a comic book film, who would you like to see him play?

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Glen has been reading comic books and playing video games his whole life. His unhealthy passion, however, is for film. He currently resides in Ottawa, Canada.