NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- Jude Law detailed why he turned down becoming Superman while appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
"I just didn't really want to go there. I'm an Englishman and it just didn't seem to fit. I was really worried about the outfit and I just didn't fancy it," he continued.
The Sherlock Holmes star revealed that he was talked into trying on the new "revamped" Superman outfit but that once he saw himself in the mirror, he knew the part wasn't for him.
"I stood there and then I have this picture of me in that costume on posters all around the world and I was like 'No way!' and I unzipped it. I was Superman for two minutes. That's enough!" Law said.
The part would eventually go to Brandon Routh who did not reprise his role after Warner Bros. was disappointed with Superman Returns critical reception and box-office take. Henry Cavill has since portrayed the character starting with 2013's Man of Steel and its recently released sequel, Batman v Superman:Dawn of Justice.