Jason Statham rules out superhero role

September 19th, 2011

Jason Statham could never play a superhero.

The 'Expendables' actor - who is famed for his all-action roles - says he has no desire to take on the part of a fantasy character because wearing tights and a cape is not for him.

He said: "Me in a cape? I don't fancy that. Tight tights? Nah! I don't think that's right for me. I just respond more to true stories, that's my flavour."

Jason also revealed he has always taken on films that he would want to see himself rather than for box-office success.

He said: "If I have to hang my hat on something and say, 'That's what I'm driven to go and see as a punter and not an actor,' then this is the kind of film I love. It's the kind of film I wanna make on a selfish level."

However, he admits there's a shelf life for him because of the type of movies he prefers to make.

The 44-year-old star told the Guardian: "I'll do it for as long as it lasts. As long as people keep going. There's a shelf life for everything, I suppose, but you have to keep people guessing - well, not so much that. As long as you make entertaining films, that's the goal. And as long as people get their money's worth they'll go back, and if they don't you'll be on the shelf like many others."