Joker star Marc Maron isn’t a fan of Marvel type movies, saying that they are for “grown, male nerd childs.”
Marvel movies may be some of the most popular on the planet but that doesn’t mean everyone has to like them. One person who certainly doesn’t is Joker star Marc Maron, saying that these type of films are not for him.
Speaking to Conan in a recent interview, the actor revealed how he feels: “I have some issues with them and I generally don’t like them. I don’t wanna be bullied into seeing those movies. I’m a grown-up, I’m not seven, and I think those movies are for grown, male nerd childs.”
He then joked: “Now I gotta go travel 15-20 minutes to a smaller movie theater to see a grown-up movie with other grown-ups where we can all sit together and not understand the ending? That’s part of the experience. Where you walk out and you’re like, ‘I don’t know, did the guy die? It’s not clear.’ That’s the kind of movie I enjoy. I’m not gonna be bullied by grown, nerd men.
“I just don’t go see them, I’m not interested. Maybe I overdid it a little bit,” he finished.
The comedian probably laid it on a little thick, even in his own estimation. Of course, there will be a vast swath of people who disagree with his comments about Marvel movies. What do you think? Is it odd that adults enjoy watching Marvel-type superhero films?
Joker centers around the iconic arch-nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.
Joker is set for release on October 4th 2019 and stars Joaquin Phoenix (The Sisters Brothers), Robert De Niro (Goodfellas), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Bill Camp (Red Sparrow), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), Brett Cullen (Narcos), Glenn Fleshler (Billions), Douglas Hodge (Penny Dreadful), Marc Maron (GLOW), Josh Pais (Motherless Brooklyn), Shea Whigham (Kong: Skull Island), Douglas Hodge (Robin Hood) and Dante Pereira-Olson (You Were Never Really Here).