Charlie Hunnam is one of those actors where he's big enough that he could probably land an easy franchise if he wanted to. Though so far, he doesn't really seem like the type to be tied down to multiple entry appearances, otherwise he'd probably be front and center in all of the news we hear about Pacific Rim: Uprising. However, no matter how open he truly is to the franchise game, don't ask him to do a comic book movie, because to be completely honest, he has no interest in the genre whatsoever.
In a conversation with Yahoo UK, to promote King Arthur: Legend of The Sword, Hunnam addressed one particular casting request that fans of the internet have been making: that he be cast as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow in the DC Extended Universe. But the actor deftly disassembled the hopes and dreams of those fans who've made fan art to confirm their loyalty to the cause, as he dismissed the comic world in the following statement:
I didn't grow up a comic book fan and I haven't really seen any of those Marvel films or the Batman films.... It's not part of my vision for my career or what I aspire to.
While on one hand, it's disappointing to hear that Charlie Hunnam isn't really into comic books or movies, it's actually refreshing to hear his rebuttal of the normally enticing trap. It's not a pushover gig to get, but at the same time everyone's putting their names out there for a Marvel or DC Comic they grew up reading. And why not? That's an easy gig that can lead to job security through the years to come. Nothing's wrong with that sort of thinking, but some want a more adventurous resume, and Hunnam definitely fits that bill. Especially because while his role in King Arthur: Legend of The Sword could turn into a franchise, it's one of storied interest that has obviously captivated his imagination, as well as the world over.
But eschewing comic projects and outright dismissing comics altogether are two different things, right? Well, not exactly with Charlie Hunnam, as his reason for not being terribly interested in Green Arrow, or DC and Marvel at all, is rooted in a practical truth. Quite simply, Hunnam's interest don't lie with the source material. As you'll see below, his lack of knowledge makes the fan's wishes all the more obsolete:
It's just not really my taste. I must confess I don't really know who the Green Arrow is.
While Charlie Hunnam's disinterest in comic properties takes him out of the running for the DC or Marvel Cinematic Universe, that doesn't mean he isn't heading for where the action is. You can see him in King Arthur: Legend of The Sword, as he brandishes some serious steel for all to see on May 12th.