The real reason Josh Hartnett turned down multiple superhero roles
Penny Dreadful's Josh Hartnett burst onto the scene (and onto locker doors everywhere) in the late '90s when he starred in horror hits like Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and The Faculty. Soon, he was a certifiable A-list leading man who held his own against Ben Affleck in Pearl Harbor and Ewan McGregor in Black Hawk Down. Recently, Hartnett revealed during an interview in Playboy that he was offered not one but three major superhero roles: Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman—all of which he turned down. Why would anyone scoff at the chance to take a spin in the Batmobile? What was actually going through Hartnett's mind when he said "No thanks" to these once-in-a-lifetime roles?