Jason Statham Talks Crank 2, Transporter 3, and...Sub-Mariner?

Lock, stock, and two tiny wings on his ankles.

by | January 25, 2008 | Comments

We all know Jason Statham is a bona fide action star — poised to add to extend his credentials with The Bank Job, Crank 2, and The Transporter 3. But how long can he swim?

In a recent interview with IESB, Statham revealed that moviegoers might have had a chance to find out the answer to that last question, if things had turned out a little differently. Asked to name any comic book characters he might like to play, he responded:

Let me think… It’s funny, I took a meeting for Sub-Mariner. I don’t know if I’d look right running around in a tight speedo with wings on my ankles, but there’s so many cool…characters.

What sort of cool characters, you ask? Well, after expressing regret over not winding up working on The Incredible Hulk with his Transporter 2 director, Louis Leterrier, Statham continued speculating:

You know, there’s talk of them redoing The Crow. That was a good movie with Brandon Lee, although that was years ago. So if that one comes my way, bang! You know, there’s so many comic book movies out there, and most of the time, there’s only a handful of people who can do them any justice. Hopefully, they’ll come my way for one of them.

Moving on to projects that are actually in the pipeline, Statham talked about Crank 2 and The Transporter 3, good-naturedly shrugging his shoulders at the prospect of doing back-to-back sequels:

Yeah, two franchises…You want to do something you want to do, and you want to do something that people want you to do. You don’t want to just do a movie to be different…Right at the time, Transporter 3 and Crank 2 made the most sense because they’re the characters people like. People like to pigeonhole you into the corner of that’s all you can do, but they’re going to do that anyway…If everyone enjoys it, then great. You can never please everyone.

Before heading into sequel territory, Statham will be seen in the based-on-true-events The Bank Job, opening March 7.

Source: IESB

Tag Cloud

Netflix anime blaxploitation indiana jones festivals miniseries rotten movies we love SundanceTV Elton John Mary Poppins Returns GLAAD Hulu Song of Ice and Fire popular Fall TV YouTube Black Mirror GIFs technology Amazon jurassic park facebook TV One See It Skip It Broadway Apple TV+ Captain marvel satire black Turner Classic Movies hidden camera Amazon Prime Video 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards FOX Interview mockumentary Cosplay Britbox aliens 2015 Lucasfilm Martial Arts El Rey Paramount Plus dogs revenge screen actors guild Chernobyl Mindy Kaling Hallmark Extras video stop motion archives breaking bad WarnerMedia Dark Horse Comics ABC Family 45 toy story ESPN politics chucky Cannes video on demand PaleyFest Columbia Pictures Emmy Nominations stand-up comedy Academy Awards Apple TV Plus based on movie serial killer prank superman MSNBC Black History Month kaiju IFC Films Marvel Studios razzies VOD medical drama period drama reviews Countdown festival Disney+ Disney Plus Classic Film Drama Grammys The Academy Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Warner Bros. dc Endgame DirecTV mutant Alien dragons singing competition Star Trek HBO Max richard e. Grant tv talk australia HBO The Walt Disney Company A&E A24 Women's History Month series nbcuniversal TNT BET Pixar Rocketman romance Video Games Sundance Shondaland Disney streaming service Epix Apple Cartoon Network ViacomCBS BAFTA Starz 007 DC streaming service green book Avengers binge Syfy Disney 2021 hist superhero Teen reboot spanish language spider-man Country spinoff Marvel Television joker PlayStation VH1 Sci-Fi remakes Awards Tour APB Thanksgiving mission: impossible OneApp Winter TV Vudu kids discovery Arrowverse spain AMC Oscars cancelled TV series Horror MCU blockbuster romantic comedy crime drama Pride Month crime all-time Lionsgate asian-american Freeform latino police drama MTV LGBT Bravo talk show 2016 Star Wars Mary poppins ABC Signature Film Festival Musical Premiere Dates YA Family Superheroes Animation finale james bond Peacock cults films pirates of the caribbean TIFF unscripted universal monsters Writers Guild of America 24 frames Infographic scorecard Hallmark Christmas movies FXX fresh halloween tv BBC One Pop TV Western die hard monster movies FX Shudder RT History sag awards critics directors 21st Century Fox Box Office supernatural hispanic screenings Disney Channel WGN Character Guide blockbusters halloween Musicals TV golden globes Summer Masterpiece war Food Network American Society of Cinematographers Paramount name the review kong football Toys TCA spanish Trailer Polls and Games ITV theme song versus Ghostbusters 4/20 Showtime cancelled TV shows space worst movies President Kids & Family christmas movies Spectrum Originals cancelled television natural history Action LGBTQ Holiday twilight psychological thriller crime thriller PBS BBC America The Arrangement National Geographic Fox News comics Quiz Television Critics Association king kong foreign Set visit dramedy The Purge TCA Awards child's play teaser nature Television Academy cartoon composers fast and furious witnail USA Network canceled TV shows SXSW E! vampires women Paramount Network godzilla TBS sequels Walt Disney Pictures BET Awards Creative Arts Emmys Super Bowl crossover zero dark thirty franchise IFC Comedy Central boxoffice Watching Series science fiction 20th Century Fox game show Pop 2018 Fox Searchlight Trophy Talk Reality Rock harry potter The Walking Dead Best and Worst adventure biography Exclusive Video true crime Awards spy thriller cops TV Land casting The CW YouTube Red Nominations YouTube Premium New York Comic Con TCA 2017 Rocky Red Carpet streaming comic books criterion Brie Larson slashers trailers what to watch free movies cars batman scary movies zombie USA Schedule docudrama TCM zombies CBS All Access VICE Amazon Prime Mudbound CBS Pet Sematary Funimation Anna Paquin Holidays quibi golden globe awards Sony Pictures TCA Winter 2020 indie Travel Channel cooking Mystery HBO Go TLC worst Hear Us Out boxing Valentine's Day X-Men documentary San Diego Comic-Con italian DGA Sundance Now First Look 2017 game of thrones Lifetime Spike Ovation cinemax Winners Fantasy OWN Rom-Com ABC animated children's TV Calendar japanese docuseries hollywood cancelled Biopics Comic Book Christmas Crunchyroll Photos E3 laika 72 Emmy Awards Election rotten political drama 2020 FX on Hulu news obituary Turner anthology disaster toronto Acorn TV Marvel Esquire Amazon Studios transformers Crackle emmy awards television Superheroe south america Marathons a nightmare on elm street canceled Emmys Universal doctor who Stephen King dark sequel Trivia ratings Discovery Channel award winner Adult Swim independent Heroines Tarantino Tubi DC Comics 2019 movies movie Opinion werewolf social media classics Film CMT 71st Emmy Awards 99% Disney Plus elevated horror Comics on TV diversity TV renewals Nat Geo travel Lifetime Christmas movies Certified Fresh Tomatazos comiccon documentaries Comedy french Binge Guide book adaptation DC Universe ID stoner Nickelodeon sports Spring TV Legendary rt archives GoT rom-coms psycho cats Music Year in Review comic NYCC renewed TV shows Tumblr deadpool parents The Witch robots Reality Competition Logo BBC CNN ghosts First Reviews dceu Pirates venice Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Sneak Peek best SDCC justice league Baby Yoda strong female leads concert CW Seed nfl historical drama comedies Sundance TV RT21 jamie lee curtis Netflix Christmas movies sitcom TruTV Ellie Kemper thriller Podcast NBC Mary Tyler Moore History telelvision