Most people love Superhero movies, and this genre’s popularity is only growing day by day. While they appeal to most people, some do not enjoy seeing the good guys keep saving the day. Some very famous people have said that franchises such as the DCEU and the MCU are “lazy”.
Over the years, a few celebrities have voiced their dislike towards superhero films. Yes, we know this is shocking because, well, who wouldn’t like superhero movies right? Here’s the list:
6. JODIE FOSTER
In an interview, she had said, “going to the movies has become like a theme park’. She then added, “Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking — you get the best return right now, but you wreck the earth. It’s ruining the viewing habits of the American population and then ultimately the rest of the world.”
5. JASON STATHAM
Jason Statham not only dislikes superhero movies but he is also not interested in ever donning a costume:
“A lot of the modern sort of action movies I see, you know Marvel sort of things, I just think any guy can do it,” he had said. “I have no ambition… I mean I can take my grandma and put here in a cape, and they’ll have stunt doubles come in and do all the action. Anybody can do it. They are relying on green screen and 200 million dollar budgets. It’s all CGI created. So to me, that is not authentic. I’m inspired by all old real star — guys that can really do their thing.”
4. MEL GIBSON
Mel Gibson had turned down the opportunity to play Thor’s father, Odin in the MCU and had revealed what he thinks of these blockbusters:
“I look at them and scratch my head. I’m really baffled by it. I think there’s a lot of waste but maybe if I did one of those things with the green screens I’d find out different,” he had said.
“Maybe they do cost that much. I don’t know. It seems to me that you could do it for less. If you’re spending outrageous amounts of money, $180 million or more, I don’t know how you make it back after the taxman gets you, and after you give half to the exhibitors… what did they spend on Batman V Superman that they’re admitting to? And it’s a piece of s**t.”
3. HUGO WEAVING
Hugo Weaving in 2011 had brought Red Skull to life, and the next year, he had said, “it was good to do it and try it out”.
“I’m glad I did it,” he had said.
“I did sign up for a number of pictures but they wouldn’t want to force someone to do it if they didn’t want to. I think I’ve done my dash with that sort of film. It’s not the sort of film I seek out and really am excited by. As an actor, to do all sorts of different films is great. It stretches you in different ways. But, I increasingly like to go back to what I used to always do, which is to get involved with projects that I really have a personal affiliation with.”
2. CILLIAN MURPHY
Cillian Murphy has also starred in a superhero film and in spite of playing Jonathan Crane in Batman Begins, in 2016, he had said, “Have they exhausted every single comic book ever?”
“It was a different time back when we made Batman Begins,” he had added.
“I think that Chris [Nolan] has to take credit for making that trilogy of films. I think they’re so grounded in a relatable reality. Nobody in those films ever had a superpower. Do you know what I mean? It’s a slightly heightened level of storytelling, where New York is Gotham, and no one did anything magical. Batman in his movies just did a lot of push-ups and was, like, British. So that’s what I loved about them. My kids love the Marvel movies, but I don’t know. I don’t watch them.”
1. CHRISTIAN BALE
Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy are some of the best releases in the superhero genre, and the fans have praised Christian Bale’s portrayal of Bruce Wayne. But the actor is not a lover of comic book adaptations, and when he was asked about Ben Affleck’s Batman, he had said, “people [always] seem to be surprised to learn that he’s “not a huge superhero film fan.” “I’ve not seen any of the Avengers films or any of those films at all. I hear they’re very good, but I’m quite happy just hearing they’re very good.”