Although he takes a dramatic turn, portraying an alcoholic cook in his upcoming film “Mr. Church,” Eddie Murphy is known more for making people laugh.
The next few years will see a plethora of superhero films fly into theaters and well-known actors are more and more agreeing to don tights and a cape. Would the actor and comedian, whose on-screen roles are scarce these days, ever suit up for Marvel or DC?
Yes, but with a caveat.
“I’m kind of long in the tooth to fly in in a cape now, so I’d have to be like the voice of reason or somebody. ‘Don’t do that, super-fellow! Or we need such-and-such,’” the actor told Mashable while promoting “Mr. Church.” “I would do a superhero movie if it was funny and we were making fun of superhero movies and I figured out how to do something funny.”
The 55-year-old Murphy continued that he has a hard time picturing himself in tights. “Even I don’t buy me flying in with a cape on and you know, fucking everybody up, having lasers shoot out.”
Although he at least an idea of what his superhero alter-ego would be. “The Grabber? Yeah, Eddie Murphy is The Grabber. See this? This looks like bullshit! If you seen a poster like this on the street, and lasers are shooting out my fingers and I had a cape on. You would go, ‘get the fuck out of here.’”
“Mr. Church” hits theaters on Friday.
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