One of the most common reasons that actors give for not signing up to a superhero film has been due to the durations of the contracts, specifically the number of films said actor is obliged to commit to.
Some have begun to buck the trend lately though, and seem decidedly pleased with the job security such a contract can bring. One such person is “Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “We Need To Talk About Kevin” star Ezra Miller who was announced as the new, big screen incarnation of The Flash last year.
Speaking with HitFix about his multi-film deal in the DC cinematic universe, Miller has embraced the longterm job security of his deal:
“I’m going to say I feel really happy about it in one way because the idea of actually having a steady job in my life is actually incredibly comforting. It’s something I didn’t necessarily think I would ever have. And then of course, there are the moments when responsibility-dodging, adolescent-me is like, ‘No, I don’t want to’ [laughs]. [But] that’s a very small part. At this point, it’s a diminishing voice. Every time I think about that reality, it makes me extremely happy. I’m really stoked and I would do it for forty years. That contract could have said anything.”
“Man of Steel” actor Henry Cavill also made similar comments recently, claiming he hopes to play Superman for years to come.