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Why Josh Hartnett Wishes He Had Played Batman: ‘I’ve Definitely Said No to Some of the Wrong People’

Even though it might feel like every actor in Hollywood is signing on for comic book movies, many stars have famously rejected the opportunity to slip into a super-suit. Given his long history on the big screen, it shouldn’t surprise fans to know Batman is probably the superhero with the most “what if?” casting stories. Some might stand by their decision to turn down Batman, Josh Hartnett feels he made a huge mistake.
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The Untold Truth Of Josh Hartnett

Almost as quickly as Josh Hartnett rose to fame, he practically disappeared from the entertainment industry. "I stepped away quite a bit," the actor explained to Marie Claire. After roles in "The Faculty" and "The Virgin Suicides," Hartnett landed a lead spot in Michael Bay's 2001 war movie "Pearl Harbor." The young man seemed poised for superstardom, both for his acting skills and his incredible good-looks, earning the nickname "Hot-nett." But this heartthrob moved away from blockbuster movies and chose a more indie path. He occasionally popped up in smaller movies like "The Black Dahlia" and series like "Penny Dreadful" in 2014. After more time away and several minor comebacks in Hollywood, Hartnett returned to the big-time in 2021 when he starred alongside Jason Statham in Guy Ritchie's heist movie "Wrath of Man."

Josh Hartnett Says He’s Down To Play Johnny Cage In Mortal Kombat

The vast majority of the Mortal Kombat ensemble will be returning for the sequel, even several of the ones who were butchered in gloriously violent fashion, but there’s still a few big roles to be cast. Everyone’s expecting the second installment to focus on the titular tournament, which opens the door to even more fan favorites, while you’d imagine it would also require the appearance of Shao Khan.
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Don’t call it a comeback: Josh Hartnett says he never left, has highest-profile film in over a decade with ‘Wrath of Man’

Much of the press surrounding Josh Hartnett lately has focused on the fact that he dropped off the radar in Hollywood and passed up a chance to play Superman and Batman. Yet Harnett — who rose to stardom around the turn of the century with films like Black Hawk Down and Pearl Harbor but has not been seen in too many major projects over the past dozen years save for Showtime’s Penny Dreadful — says it was never a calculated move to dial back his career.
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Of Course Josh Hartnett Wants To Play Mortal Kombat’s Johnny Cage

Even though a sequel to Mortal Kombat hasn’t been announced as being in the works, everyone has an idea of who they want to play Johnny Cage. Fans, entertainment sites and even the cast and crew that worked on director Simon McQuoid’s fighting game adaptation all have their favorite prospects in reaction to the big sequel tease at the end of the potential franchise starter. But somehow, some way, Wrath of Man star Josh Hartnett’s name has gotten into the mix, and upon asking for his thoughts, I learned that naturally, he’s totally up for playing the role.

Josh Hartnett improvised Wrath of Man character

Josh Hartnett improvised his character in 'Wrath of Man'. The 42-year-old actor stars in Guy Ritchie's action thriller as Boy Sweat Dave and explained how the character was only meant to play a minuscule role in the movie until he was asked by Ritchie to get involved in the project - which also features Jason Statham.

Watch: ‘Wrath of Man’ Releases Two New Clips Featuring Post Malone, Josh Hartnett, and Holt McCallany

In anticipation of Guy Ritchie’s new film Wrath of Man starring Jason Statham, MGM Studios has released two sneak peek clips, giving audience a taste of what is in store. Directed and written by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, The Gentleman), Wrath of Man is about a man known simply as H (Jason Statham), a mysterious cash truck security guard who, after a heist gone wrong, reveals his expert precision skills, leaving his crew wondering just exactly who he is and where he came from. Soon the skilled marksman’s motive becomes clear as he does what he must to settle a score.
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Josh Hartnett to Headline Sky Original Series ‘The Fear Index,’ Based on Robert Harris Novel

“Penny Dreadful” actor Josh Hartnett will star in Sky original thriller series “The Fear Index,” based on the bestselling novel by Robert Harris (“Fatherland”). Hartnett will star as Dr Alex Hoffman, a computer scientist and genius who is ready with a new AI product launch that promises big returns, but whose roll-out plans go awry. What follows is a journey through the worst 24 hours of his life — cutting across reality, memory and paranoid fantasy, forcing him to question everything he sees with his own eyes.

Josh Hartnett Joins Sky Drama ‘The Fear Index’ From ‘The Crown’ Producers

Josh Hartnett is set to take the lead in upcoming mini-series The Fear Index for Comcast’s European pay TV giant Sky. The four-part thriller, based on the bestselling novel by Robert Harris (Pompeii, Enigma), is being adapted by Paul Andrew Williams and Caroline Bartleet, and directed by David Caffrey (The Alienist, Peaky Blinders), and will also star Leila Farzad (I Hate Suzie, Innocent), Arsher Ali (The Ritual, Informer) and Grégory Montel (Call My Agent).
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Josh Hartnett to star in Sky limited series ‘The Fear Index’

April 26 (UPI) — Josh Hartnett is set to star in a new Sky Original limited series, The Fear Index, based on author Robert Harris’ best-selling novel. Hartnett will portray computer scientist and genius Alex Hoffman, who is launching an artificial intelligence-driven system that exploits fear in the financial markets to make big returns.
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Josh Hartnett To Lead “The Fear Index”

Josh Hartnett will lead the upcoming four-part thriller mini-series “The Fear Index” for Left Bank Pictures (“The Crown”) and Sky Studios. Based on the bestselling novel by Robert Harris, the story follows a computer scientist and genius who hopes to make billions from an AI-driven system that exploits fear in the financial markets.
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Josh Hartnett to Lead The Fear Index Series From The Crown Producer

Photo Credit: David M. Benett / Contributor Getty Images. Josh Hartnett (The Faculty, Black Hawk Down) has officially signed on for the leading role in Sky’s upcoming limited series adaptation of The Fear Index, based on author Robert Harris’ 2011 best-selling novel of the same name. It will also star Leila Farzad (I Hate Suzie), Arsher Ali (The Ritual), and Grégory Montel (Call My Agent). The project hails from The Crown producer Left Bank Pictures and Sky Studios and is expected to begin filming in Hungary sometime this month.