Nicholas Hoult (‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘,’Mad Max: Fury Road‘) isn’t happy with the direction of superhero movies as of late and as one of the leads in the X-Men franchise, it seems that he has some valid insight into the matter. He’s been Beast in two ‘X-Men’ films already and will be reprising the role in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ so it is a little surprising exactly how sick of the genre he currently is.
Maybe not sick of the genre on the whole but just how Marvel Studios and Warner Brothers are doing their films. Clearly he still loves what Fox is doing with the ‘X-Men because “they have a heart to them” which apparently the other films just don’t.
“At times I’ll see superhero movies and admittedly be frustrated by them. It does feel like some are just packaging and they’re not trying hard enough because they know it’s a bankable formula.
I love the X-Men films because they have a heart to them and you have actors like Michael Fassbender who brings so much to the characters. The superheroes in that world aren’t smug. You don’t want to watch someone who you know is going to win from the start just being awesome for two hours.”
Whether this is just some friendly harassment to the competition or he truly believes that Marvel’s and DC’s films are so different than what Fox has done with the X-Men is debatable. While many of Marvel’s films do follow a specific formula and there is a guiding hand to the movies it would be hard to say that the X-Men don’t have their own formula to follow.
Even so, I’m looking forward to seeing Hoult return as Henry McCoy in at least ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ if not even more movies.
Do you agree with Hoult on on how movies are being released these days or do you think there is enough diversity between the studios and lesser known characters to make it worth it? Share your thoughts below True Believers!