KANE HODDER SPEAKS
Some of you may know this man by name alone, but many of you surely know him from the legendary character that he plays in the FRIDAY THE 13TH movies: Jason Voorhees (yeah, the killer with the hockey mask). Stuntman/actor Kane Hodder has been in the 'Jason' saddle since the 7th installment of the FRIDAY series (up to and including JASON X), but was recently debunked for a Canadian stuntman when production on FREDDY VS JASON (a project that's been in the works since...forever!) began in Vancouver late last year. Hodder was recently interviewed by our very own horror guru, and Hodder aficionado, Arrow for his most recent film DARKWOLF, and went point-blank with the man in terms of the studio diss that was served to him cold. Here's some of what Mr. Hodder said about the situation.
'They just never did give me a valid reason as to why they replaced me...they never did. They said 'we think we're going to go in another direction'. I asked why but they've never given me, or the fans who are upset about it, an adequate answer and I find that very insulting to both of us if you think about it.'
Yup, yup. Them be fighting words. Seriously though, I've seen Hodder up and around a few movie conventions and the guy really does take the gig seriously and definitely put his time into the character, but alas...what's a beefy killer to do when a studio chooses to 'go in another direction', right?
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