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DiCaprio refused Anakin, Spidey and Robin roles


Date Posted: 02 January 2016


It didn't take long for the internet to photoshop these photos of Leo as Spidey and
Anakin Skywalker respectively.

2 Jan – Leonardo DiCaprio recently revealed that he was in talks with George Lucas to play Anakin Skywalker before they confirmed Hayden Christensen for the role.

The 41-year-old tells ShortList magazine, "I did have a meeting with George Lucas about that, yes." "I just didn't feel ready to take that dive. At that point," he adds.

The "Wolf of Wall Street" actor also revealed that he did not accept the offer to play Robin in "Batman Forever" after rumours of him attending a screen-test for the role.

"I never screen-tested (for the part of Robin). 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," he says.

DiCaprio continued explaining that he was also sought after to play Peter Parker in the initial "Spider-Man" trilogy but the role was passed down to his best friend, Tobey Maguire.

"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."

However the multiple Oscar nominee has not completely ruled out playing a superhero saying, "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."

DiCaprio has just completed Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "The Revenant" will be come to cinemas in January 2016.

Writer: Dhivakaran Jude



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