Seth Rogen claims that Marvel movies are too childish for his liking. The actor’s words reached the press thanks to his work as a producer in the series The Boys. However, his views were not made with the intent to punch the Kevin Feige-led studio in the jaw. On the contrary, he also considers that without these productions, his television series would hardly have become a reality.
While talking to the magazine total films, Rogen expressed his opinion about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He described himself as an adult without children, who would hardly fully enter the honey of the universe set up by Kevin Feige.
“I think Kevin Feige is a brilliant guy, and I think a lot of the filmmakers he’s hired to make these movies are great filmmakers,” Rogen said. «But as someone who doesn’t have kids… It’s [todo] kid-oriented, you know? There are times when I will forget. I’ll look at one of these things, as an adult with no children, and I’ll be like, ‘Oh, this isn’t for me.
The actor believes that part of the reason why he embarked on the production of The Boys, it was precisely to generate superheroic content for adults. She realized that the market for adult superheroes was scarce, which is why she was encouraged to experiment with something different.
Unlike directors like Martin Scorsese or Quentin Tarantino, Seth Rogen doesn’t hate Marvel. He believes that said studio, and the movies coming out of its coffers, were the reason The Boys was able to exist in the first place.
“Honestly, without Marvel, The Boys wouldn’t exist or be interesting. I am aware of that,” she commented. “I think if there was only Marvel [en el mercado], it would be bad. But I think it is not so, clearly. One example I always cite is there was a time in history where a bunch of filmmakers sat down and said, ‘Do you think we’ll ever make a non-Western movie again? Everything is a western! Westerns rule the fucking cinema. If she doesn’t have a hat, a gun and a carriage, people won’t come to see her anymore.’
Rogen considers that in the cinema there are already two separate camps. That of world audiovisual entertainment and true cinema. She claims that sometimes the two still come together and achieve great results. But that is less and less frequent. “And I fear that the financial dominance of one is being used to marginalize and even belittle the existence of the other.”
The Boys, produced by Seth Rogen, is a series broadcast by Prime Video. This year the program will return with a fourth season and also with a spin-off. Meanwhile, Rogen can be seen on movie screens right now thanks to The Fabelmans by Steven Spielberg.
Luis Angel H. Mora My most stable relationship is with the movies, parties and music. I love writing about cinema, meeting new people and sharing ideas. Idealistic in every way, I guess that’s my Ascendant Aquarian trait.