Eddie Murphy Explains His Superhero Film Stance

Whenever a star who hasn’t done a superhero film yet makes the press rounds to promote a film, they will inevitably be asked whether they would be up for doing one. Most of the time the answers are fairly banal, but every now and then someone comes up with a good response.

One person it was surprisingly asked of recently was Eddie Murphy who has been out doing promotion for his indie film “Mr. Church”. Mashable put the question to Murphy who took the opportunity to explain with his usual style of delivery why he wouldn’t strap on a cape:

“I’m kind of long in the tooth to fly 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.’ 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. But even I don’t buy me flying in with a cape on and you know, f–king everybody up, having lasers shoot out. See this? Doesn’t this look like bulls–t? What would you call this? Who would I be?”

Murphy has been linked to a fourth “Beverly Hills Cop” and a “Twins” sequel in recent years, sadly no further word on their progress.