Seth Rogen doesn’t love the MCU and its films
During a recent interview with Total Film, Seth Rogen confessed he doesn’t love the MCU and its films.
While that’s hardly an uncommon take, what makes it interesting is that Rogen is a comic book fan and has been involved in such adaptations as AMC’s Preacher, and is an EP on The Boys and Invincible.
The difference, Rogen explained, is that the Marvel films are geared toward kids, in his mind.
“I think that Kevin Feige (Marvel Studios president) is a brilliant guy,” said Rogen. “And I think a lot of the filmmakers he’s hired to make these movies are great filmmakers.
“But as someone who doesn’t have children… It is [all] 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.’”
Part of why Rogen wanted his production company to launch “The Boys” is because he realized adults didn’t have any comic book films or shows with a more mature, adult perspective.
That’s no knock against Marvel, however. And while the MCU has its high-profile detractors, from Martin Scorsese to Quentin Tarantino, Rogen approaches the franchise’s divisiveness with a fair hand.
“Truthfully, without Marvel, The Boys wouldn’t exist or be interesting,” Rogen said. “I’m aware of that. I think if it was only Marvel [in the marketplace], it would be bad.
But I think it isn’t – clearly. An example I’m always quoting is, there’s a point in history where a bunch of filmmakers would have been sitting around, being like, ‘Do you think we’ll ever make a movie that’s not a Western again? Everything’s a Western! Westerns dominate the f***ing movies.
If it doesn’t have a hat and a gun and a carriage, people aren’t going to go see it anymore.’”
“The Boys” is not only returning for its fourth season later this year, but it’s also getting its first live-action spinoff series. The college-set “Gen V” is also expected to stream on Prime Video at some point this year.
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