Kraven the Hunter star Aaron Taylor-Johnson has admitted he “wasn’t really interested” in some of his previous comic book movie roles.
In an interview with RespectedHowever, the Marvel actor revealed that he wasn’t a complete fan of some of his previous roles, including Kick-Ass and Avengers: Age of Ultron. He said, “There was Kick-Ass, and then there was Godzilla and the Avengers, and all those things lined up for me. But I didn’t really care for them.”
Taylor-Johnson is best known for starring as Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver in Age of Ultron, as well as the titular role in the comic book movie, Kick-Ass. He was also ready for other roles that “nobody knew about — big, huge franchises were at play.” However, he chose instead to spend more time with his wife and children.
“I wanted, purely, to be with my kids,” he said. I didn’t want to be separated from them. I wrestled with what that would be like. I would say I probably wasn’t ready to be in this position anyway – it was just too early. But yeah, I also didn’t give an f–k slightly.”
He’s clearly had a change of heart, and now stars in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Verse movie Kraven the Hunter as the iconic Marvel villain. “I mean, quite frankly, I thought I was really done with these kinds of movies,” he said.
Kraven the Hunter also stars Russell Crowe and Ariana Debose, and will expand the scope of Sony’s Spider-Man franchise, which departed from the legendary web-slinger with the likes of Venom, Venom 2, and Morbius.
“You can’t get into that role, you can’t get into what that privilege is, with a half-king let’s see how it goes. You have to be mentally prepared for what can come with that. I think I’m safe in my life now knowing I’m happy to deal with that “.
Kraven the Hunter first hits theaters on August 30, 2024.
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