Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Chris Evans defends superhero cinema. He didn’t mince his words

Last weekend Chris Evans was a guest at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. He admitted that movies based on comic books “don’t always get the recognition they deserve.”

“These are big, gigantic movies,” the actor said during the panel. “But the empirical evidence is as follows: they are not easy to implement. If they were, there would be many more good ones,” he added.

“I’m not defending them. I was part of several that failed. It happens. Making a movie is difficult. I don’t want to single out specific titles in the Marvel catalog, but some of them are phenomenal and I think they deserve a little more recognition,” he argued. Evans.

The star also revealed which superhero movie is his favorite. He singled out the production “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” from 2014. Why? “We took more risks and the character seemed more expressive. It was one of the most satisfying experiences I’ve had during my Marvel adventure,” the artist concluded.

Evans’ statement came shortly after the star “Batman” from 2022 Paul Dano he stated in an interview with The Independent newspaper that superhero cinema is “experiencing a serious downturn.” According to the actor, their number has become more important than the quality of comic book productions, and this does not lead to anything good.

“We find ourselves in an interesting moment when everyone asks: OK, what’s next? Currently, comic book cinema is in a real slump,” said the actor, who is promoting his latest film “Astronaut”.

“The problem is much more complex. With the appearance of the word ‘content’ in the film and television business, the focus began to be on quantity, not quality. In my opinion, this was the wrong step,” Dano continued.

The financial flops of films such as “Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantomania”, “The Flash”, “Shazam: The Wrath of the Gods” and “Marvels” made the two largest comic book studios – Marvel and DC – seriously consider their future. The first one reduced the number of planned premieres (only one Marvel film will be released in cinemas in 2024), the second one hired James Gunn and Peter Safran to create the DC universe from scratch.