In a very welcomely frank and often amusing interview, Eddie Murphy says he has zero interest in starring in a comic book movie.
Still out doing “Dolemite is My Name” promotion, and also working on the “Coming 2 America” sequel, the comedian was asked by Indiewire about the way actors have been getting into the superhero genre as of late, including many of his contemporaries.
His response? He’s too old for that s–t and has no desire to star alongside tennis balls on a stick:
“No! I’m going to be 60 in a year. Who would I play? The old brotherman? I guess that’d be the character. Man, f–k that. I can’t be standing around in a movie with a stick and s–t, pointing and telling people, ‘Oh, you should do this or that.’ I’m just not down with the whole superhero movie thing. But, if I had to, I guess I could play a villain or some s–t like that.”
Murphy also confirmed that “Coming 2 America” mostly takes place in Zamunda this time around, as opposed to the mostly Queens-set original.
He also says with the first one, what really worked was that it was a “black fairy tale” and the new movie: “is a fairy tale as well. It’s this fairy tale world where they have a very modern problem.” However he wouldn’t go into any further specifics.