Comic book movies may have become one of the most popular movie genres with the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe, however, it seems like Westworld actor Vincent Cassel has no interest in the superhero films.
Speaking in an interview with Inverse, Cassel was asked whether he would ever consider a role in the MCU or DCEU. Cassel’s facial features and physique make him the perfect villain, and the entertainment news outlet wanted to know whether the Westworld star would want to try a hand at a comic book movie.
Unfortunately, it seems like the French actor doesn’t think too highly of comic book movies, saying that they’re only for children.
“Honestly, these are not movies I watch anymore,” Cassel said. “When they came up with the technology and the fact that suddenly Iron Man or Spider-Man could look real and not tacky in the special effects, I was interested. Then, it became normal. I was a big fan of the comics at the time when I was a kid. Nowadays, I think these are movies for kids, really. And even though I still have a part of me who’s a kid, I would say no. I wouldn’t watch it.”
While Marvel and DC fans might riot against Cassel, the French actor isn’t the first celebrity to downplay the comic book movie genre. Critically-acclaimed director Martin Scorsese sparked quite a discussion when he compared films from Marvel Studios to “theme park rides,” saying that Marvel movies were not in any way, “cinema.”
Of course, pop culture fans will strongly disagree with Cassel’s declaration against comic book movies. To each his own, really.
DC’s Wonder Woman 1984 debuts on August 12, 2020. Marvel’s next movie, Black Widow, is set to premiere on November 6, 2020.