Filmmaker and actor Seth Rogen is the latest figure in Hollywood to admit that Marvel movies aren’t particularly interesting to him. With Rogen helping bring comedic adaptations to life like The boys and Preacher, he admits he knows it’s thanks to Marvel that those storytelling capabilities are possible in the first place, while also highlighting the accomplishments of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. Season 4 of The boys and the spin-off series Gen V are expected to debut on Prime Video later this year.
“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 shared with total movie, per GamesRadar. “But as someone who doesn’t have kids… That’s about it [all] kind of aimed at kids, you know? There are times when I will forget. I’ll look at one of these things, as an adult with no kids, and say, ‘Oh, this just isn’t for me.'”
Rogen himself is a huge fan of comic books and made the distinction that there are different kinds of comics and thus different kinds of comics-inspired stories, and how Marvel owes that The boys existing.
“I think as natural 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,” said Rogen. “But honestly, without Marvel, The boys wouldn’t exist or be interesting. I am aware of it. I think if it was just Marvel it would be bad. But I don’t think so — clearly. An example I always quote is, there’s a point in history where a bunch of filmmakers would have been thinking, ‘Do you think we’ll ever make another movie that isn’t a Western? Everything is a western! Westerns dominate the damn movies. If it doesn’t have a hat and a gun and a carriage, people aren’t going to see it.'”
While he’s personally not much into Marvel movies, Rogen also pointed out how excited he is that they’ve become such a cultural touch point for the masses.
“One of the first things [collaborator Evan Goldberg and I] once connected was a love of comic books. I still have all the comic books I grew up with somewhere. I went to the comic book store every week,” Rogen admitted. “So as someone who just loves these stories and always fantasized about seeing them come to life, I think it’s cool. I like a lot of movies.”
Season 4 of The boys and the spin-off series Gen V are expected to debut on Prime Video later this year.
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