Jason Statham has ruled himself out of joining a superhero film franchise - saying they are not 'authentic' when it comes to stunts and CGI.

Jason Statham

Jason Statham

Statham is known for throwing himself into his action roles but has now ambition to step into a superhero film - claiming that his grandma could star in one of those movies.

Speaking to i400calci the actor said: "A lot of the modern action films I see, like the Marvel Comics sort of things, I just think that any guy could do it.

"I have no ambition [to star in one]. I could take my grandma, put her in a cape, put her on a green screen and have stunt doubles come in and do all the action. Anyone can do it."

"They're relying on stunt doubles, and green screen, 200 million dollar budgets, all CGI created. To me, it's not authentic. I'm inspired by old, real star guys that can really do their thing."

Statham is enjoying huge success this summer with Fast & Furious 7 turning into a box office smash - it has broken the $1 billion barrier and is currently the highest grossing movie of the year.

Statham was one of the big new additions to the franchise and starred alongside Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson in the film.

The actor is currently sitting pretty at the top of the U.S. box office with new action/comedy Spy, which sees the British actor team up with director Paul Feig for the first time. Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, and Rose Byrne complete the great cast list.

Spy sees Statham tackle a big comedy role for the first time - so far, the actor is winning over critics and audiences with his laugh out loud performance in the film.

The actor is set to reprise the role of Arthur Bishop in Mechanic: Resurrection, which is due to hit the big screen next year. The movie comes five years after the original film and sees Dennis Gansel take over the director's chair from Simon West.

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