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Seth Rogen explains why Marvel movies aren't for him
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Seth Rogen explains why Marvel movies aren't for him

Seth Rogen explains why Marvel movies aren't for him
Photo: © ANP

Seth Rogen reckons that Marvel movies simply aren't for him.

Over the past couple of years, several A-list celebrities have voiced their opinion on the emergence of superhero movies and their dominance of the box office. Cinema legends like Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton and Francis Ford Coppolla have lamented are noted critics.

Rogen has weighed in on the debate, and he provided a fairly nuanced opinion.

“I think that Kevin Feige (Marvel Studios president) is a brilliant guy, and I think a lot of the filmmakers he’s hired to make these movies are great filmmakers,” he told Total Film.

“But as someone who doesn’t have children… It is kind of geared toward kids, you know? There are times where I will forget. I’ll watch one of these things, as an adult with no kids, and be like, ‘Oh, this is just not for me.’”

Without Marvel, there would be no The Boys

Rogen is no stranger to comic book adaptations, though his are geared towards more mature audiences.

He produced Preacher and is currently a producer on The Boys. And, to his credit, he insisted that The Boys would not exist if not for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"I remember when the first issue of The Boys came out. We (Rogen and Evan Goldberg) were big fans of Garth Ennis, because we'd read Preacher already, and we bought it.

"We had the same experience that I think, now, audiences are having, which is: 'Oh, we've been reading Marvel for the last 15 years and now there's starting to be stuff like this, which is a great addition to this landscape'. It's but not considering younger audiences in the slightest. If anything, it's much more geared towards adult audiences.

"I think just as naturally to us as The Boys fell into the comic-book-store landscape as a comic, we thought it would fall well into the media landscape as a TV show. But truthfully, without Marvel, The Boys wouldn't exist or be interesting. I'm aware of that. I think if it was only Marvel, it would be bad. But I think it isn't – clearly."

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