Bruce Campbell might be a popular and well-loved Hollywood actor, but the Within the Woods star seems to have very little interest in joining any sort of comic book movie franchise.
The actor who's most popularly known for his role as the Evil Dead franchise's Ash Williams seems to have a lot of beef with the production process behind superhero movies, telling ComicBook.com about how sorry he feels for all the actors and actresses tied to comic book movie franchises. Though Campbell says that might consider suiting up in superhero outfit if Spider-Man director Sam Raimi might return to helm superhero films, he doesn't like the idea of being attached to a role for more or less ten years.
"That's Sam Raimi all the way. Big blockbuster movies, whenever I see an actor get cast in one of those, I wince, because I go, 'Oh, that poor son of a bitch is going to be in that suit for 10 years.' If shooting schedule's seven months of shooting, you get your one month in the Bahamas, and then you're promoting for three months, then you go right back to the next sequel, back in that same fucking suit.'"
Campbell definitely doesn't like the production process behind superhero movies, saying that actors have to learn a different type of acting and new technical skills that "old-timey actors didn't have to learn." The Evil Dead star also doesn't like how superficial superheroes seem to be, saying that they aren't as flawed or as complex as he'd like them to be.
Of course, while some would agree with Campbell's concerns, superhero movies are definitely changing. Marvel has been doing a great job about bringing flawed and complex characters to the big screen with their films, and DC's been catching up with standalone movies like Wonder Woman.
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