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Bloom is waiting for the right superhero film


He has played eccentric characters like a pirate and an elf in movies, but strangely Orlando Bloom is yet to don a superhero suit and the actor says he is ready to tackle the genre provided it is the right kind of role.

Bloom is best known for Hollywood franchises like “The Lord of the Rings” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”. “When it comes to superhero movies, I would love to do the right kind, that would be fantastic. There are a couple of characters that are really interesting but I have never not been open to any of that stuff. It is really about timing,” Bloom said.

The 40-year-old British actor says since he has been associated with two of the most popular film franchises, people may find it difficult to accept him in a superhero movie. However, he called the idea of starring in a superhero series as “fantastic”. “I think when you had two big franchise successes like I have, you become very identified in something. Then it is sometimes hard for people to envision you doing other things. Since I finished Pirates, I did ‘Romeo and Juliet’ on Broadway, some smaller movies that I wanted to try and have a performance piece. Some of them worked, some did not but I had great experiences working in them.”

He may not have played one yet but superheroes did have a big influence on Bloom in his early years as he says it was his obsession with Superman that inspired him to become an actor.