Jason Statham Basically Calls Marvel Actors A Bunch Of Pansy-Ass Wimps

He maybe didn’t use those exact words.

Yesterday there was a big story from Latino-Review regarding Jason Statham’s possible turn as Bullseye in the second season of Netflix’s Daredevil show. Apparently, Marvel wants him for the role, and there was a meet-up between Statham and Marvel people at some point.

I have a hard time believing Statham will ultimately play Bullseye. Not that I wouldn’t love that. It seems like Statham might have a hard time believing it too. While doing promotion for his upcoming film, Spy, he let this wonderful tirade go:

A lot of the modern sort of action movies I see, you know, Marvel comic sort of things, I just think, any guy can do it. I have no ambition. I mean, I could take my grandma and put her in a cape, and then put her in a greenscreen, and then have stunt doubles come in and do all the action. Anybody can do it. I mean, they’re relying on stunt doubles, and greenscreen, and $200 million budget, it’s all CGI-created. So to me, that is not authentic. I’m inspired by old, real star guys that can really do it.

I imagine Statham is actually just using Marvel as a specific example of a much broader problem with today’s action. For the most part, he’s not wrong, though I’m not sure this is as much of an issue on a cheap show like Daredevil, which, if nothing else, had some legit action on display.

Still, you gotta love that Statham. I hope he one day makes this Grandma Superhero movie he’s talking about.