“It’s like a day at the playground”: Fifty Shades Star Jamie Dornan Criticized Zack Snyder’s $873.6M DCEU Film For Lacking Originality

Fifty Shades Star Jamie Dornan Criticized Zack Snyder’s $873.6M DCEU Film For Lacking Originality
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The superhero movies have seen a significant rise in their popularity over the past two decades. However, along with a huge fan following, the genre has also gained a fair share of critics. Actor Jamie Dornan also shared his critical views on superhero franchises while discussing the new age of superhero films with his Anthropoid co-star Cillian Murphy. During an interview for his 2016 movie, the actor seemingly took a shot at Zack Snyder’s DC film starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan

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Jamie Dornan Shares His Views on Superhero Movies

While promoting their 2016 film Anthropoid, Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy discussed the state of superhero films at the time. Dornan has not starred in a superhero franchise, but Murphy portrayed the character of Dr. Jonathan Crane, a.k.a. Scarecrow, in The Dark Knight trilogy.

Jamie Dornan with Cillian Murphy
Jamie Dornan with Cillian Murphy

The Oppenheimer star shared that it was a “different time” when Christopher Nolan worked on his trilogy. He shared that Nolan’s trilogy was “grounded in relatable reality,” and that was one of the things he liked about those movies. His co-star Dornan also shared his opinion on the same.

The Heart of Stone actor talked about how the studios have started adapting their childhood debates about superhero showdowns. “Do you remember when you were a kid and you used to wonder, ‘Would Batman or Superman win in a fight?” he told Vulture. The actor further stated, “It’s like a day at the playground,” as he suggested that’s what the studios had been doing.

Shot from Batman v Superman
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

They’re having playful rivalries like, ‘Oh, who do you think would win in a race between these two?” he said. While Dornan didn’t name any specific movie, his criticism seemed targeted towards Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. As the title suggests, the movie features conflicts between two superheroes, as Batman believes that Superman could be a threat to humanity.


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Jamie Dornan Auditioned For Man of Steel

Jamie Dornan recently revealed that he also once auditioned for the role of Superman. Dornan, whose close friends Andrew Garfield and Robert Pattinson have portrayed Spider-Man and Batman, respectively, shared that he auditioned for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.

Jamie Dornan
Actor Jamie Dornan

The only one I auditioned for is Superman,” he said before further sharing that he lost the role to the British actor Henry Cavill. “That was way back, when like when Henry Cavill got cast,” he said during the interview. The actor shared that he was not allowed to put on the actual suit but “Superman pajamas.” He shared that he had several meetings with the studio heads, but he was not able to make it as far as to be allowed to put on the real Superman suit.


Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are available on Max.

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Source: Vulture


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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.