'Oh, this is just not for me': Seth Rogen admits Marvel movies aren't his taste but acknowledges their influence on 'The Boys'

    Seth Rogen reveals his mixed feelings about Marvel movies, acknowledging their influence on 'The Boys' but admitting they're not to his personal taste. He also expresses concerns about Marvel's dominance in the film industry.

    <p>Seth Rogen and Antony Starr (Source: Newsweek)</p>

    Seth Rogen and Antony Starr (Source: Newsweek)

    Marvel movies may rule the box office, but not everyone's heart. Seth Rogen, the producer of Amazon Prime Video's popular show "The Boys," has his own take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), as reported by Total Film magazine. Rogen acknowledges the brilliance of Marvel but admits that, as an adult without children, he finds it hard to relate to the MCU's appeal.

    Rogen's Relationship with Marvel

    Seth Rogen has never been shy about expressing his thoughts, and when it comes to Marvel, he holds nothing back. While Rogen admitted that the success of "The Boys" wouldn't be possible without the MCU, he candidly shared that Marvel movies aren't his cup of tea. "I think that 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 said. "But as someone who doesn’t have children… It is [all] kind of geared toward kids, you know?"

    What drives Rogen's enthusiasm for "The Boys" is the desire to create comic book content with a more mature perspective. That's not to say he doesn't recognize the Marvel franchise's impact; he acknowledges it with fairness and an understanding of its place in the market.

    'The Boys' cast (Source: Refinery29)

    Marvel's Dominance and Rogen's Fear

    Rogen's perspective on Marvel's prevalence in the film industry is both insightful and humorous. Drawing a parallel to the era when Westerns dominated the movies, he expressed his concern about Marvel's overwhelming presence. "There’s a point in history where a bunch of filmmakers would have been sitting around, being like, ‘Do you think we’ll ever make a movie that’s not a Western again? Everything’s a Western!,'" Rogen said, evoking a sense of déjà vu with Marvel's current reign.

    He also shared his fears about the marginalization of traditional cinema. "The situation, sadly, is that we now have two separate fields: There’s worldwide audiovisual entertainment, and there’s cinema," Rogen added. "And I fear that the financial dominance of one is being used to marginalize and even belittle the existence of the other.”

    Rogen's approach to Marvel might be critical, but it's also balanced. He knows the importance of Marvel movies in shaping the industry and paving the way for shows like "The Boys."

    Seth Rogen (Source: ComicBook)

    The Boys and the New Frontier

    With "The Boys" returning for a fourth season and the first live-action spinoff series, "Gen V," it seems Rogen's quest for adult superhero entertainment is gaining traction. His comments on Marvel may be controversial to some, but they open up an essential dialogue about the industry's direction and diversity.

    In the end, Rogen's relationship with Marvel is complex and nuanced. While he might say of Marvel's creations, "Oh, this is just not for me," he's equally aware of their influence and the dynamic they bring to the world of entertainment. Love them or not, Marvel movies have carved out a space that continues to shape and challenge the landscape of cinema.

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