Liam Neeson Berates Superhero Films Despite Batman Begins Involvement

Before the boom period of superhero films in the early 2010s, Liam Neeson already starred in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy but fans have been clamoring for the actor to return to the genre in the future. His surprising return to the Star Wars franchise in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series seemingly left the door wide open for him to appear in more high-profile franchises but it appears that he's no longer interested in getting cast in projects centered on superheroes.

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In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Star Wars icon revealed that he's not exactly a fan of the superhero genre because it tends to be repetitive. He did praise the technology behind it, saying: "I'll be honest: All these superhero movies? I'm not a fan. I'm really not. I admire them because it's Hollywood with all their bells and whistles and technology, which is phenomenal, but they all seem to me to be just the same story. You can say, 'OK, you did do Chris Nolan's.'"

When the outlet referenced Batman Begins' film noir feel, Neeson added: "You took the words right out of my mouth. They had a noir feel to them. And Chris Bale and Gary Oldman? Come on! What a cast. And Michael [Caine] and Morgan [Freeman]? My god!"

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It might be a tough pill to swallow for a lot of fans but Neeson raises a pretty valid argument. Now, whether his view on the genre changes remains to be seen but those who desire to see him in the MCU or DCU might have to give their hopes up.

This is also probably the reason why the quality of comic book films changed drastically over the last couple of years because there's just too much content.

Speaking of superhero films, Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is screening in cinemas.

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