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“I’d run, not walk to work with him”: Orlando Bloom Refused to Play Batman After Starring in Johnny Depp’s $4.5B Franchise Despite His Admiration for Christopher Nolan

“I’d run, not walk to work with him”: Orlando Bloom Refused to Play Batman After Starring in Johnny Depp’s $4.5B Franchise Despite His Admiration for Christopher Nolan

The film industry has seen a number of directors who have created masterpieces of cinema in their lifetime, but only a few can be compared to the legendary creator Christopher Nolan. The man’s reputation proceeds him as he is infamous for creating some of the most mind-bending and intellectually challenging films in the history of cinema, which has rightfully given him the attention that he unintentionally commands from the public through his projects.

Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan

Thus, there is no surprise that a long list of stars who want to work with the director to challenge themselves and experience the greatness of his films with him. But it’s equally bizarre for some star to reject a proposal to play a role in one of those films to play a role in another. Thus, when the celebrated Hollywood star Orlando Bllom decided to reject the director’s offer to play a part in another superhit franchise, people didn’t know what to think about it.

Orlando Bloom Dicthed The Role Of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight!

Christopher Nolan on the sets of The Dark Knight Rises
Christopher Nolan along with Christian Bale and Tom Hardy on the sets of The Dark Knight Rises

Only a handful of directors in the industry know how to make the biggest blockbusters in the business while also blowing the minds of critics and the audience alike with their work, and Christopher Nolan is one of those veterans that play on that field with his films. And one of the most praised and celebrated works of his career involves his creation of The Dark Knight trilogy, whose face could’ve been Orlando Bloom instead of Christian Bale if he hadn’t rejected the offer to go play the role of Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean.

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During an appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, The Hobbit star was interviewed by MTV News, where he decided to reveal the unknown fact about how he had met with the Dunkirk director during the casting process for the face of Bruce Wayne in the then-upcoming Batman Begins. He also told them that he had to turn the role down because of his involvement with other franchises at that time. he said:

“I did meet with Christopher Nolan, But I didn’t audition, and it was more of a conversation of … I was in the midst of all this other stuff, and I was like, ‘I can’t,’ I love Christopher Nolan so much, I’d run, not walk, to work with him.”

Despite his desire to work with the director, his roles in The Lord of the Rings, as well as Pirates of the Caribbean, proved to be too strenuous for him to lead a major franchise.

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What’s Next For Christopher Nolan?

Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy on the sets of Oppenheimier
Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy on the sets of Oppenheimer

While the hunt for the role of Batman in The Dark Knight trilogy might’ve been a long process, the decision to cast Cillian Murphy was an easy one as both of them return to make the upcoming Oppenheimer another smashing success. Ready to depict the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physics professor that created one of the greatest tools of mass destruction known to mankind, Nolan has gone leaps and bounds out of his way to make everything as close to reality as possible, through the most minimal use of CGI.

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Oppenheimer, in cinemas on 21st July 2023.

Source: @MTVNEWS

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