August 8, 2016


'The Dark Knight' Alum Cillian Murphy Baffled by the Superhero Movie Boom

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Cillian Murphy is no superhero movie staple, but when he took part in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, he gained cred in the genre. And in a new interview with Vulture about the upcoming movie Anthropoid, the Irish actor lets on that he's not impressed with what he's been seeing. “Have they exhausted every single comic book ever? I don’t know where they’re coming from anymore," he says.

Later he fires the targeted missile: "My kids love the Marvel movies, but I don’t know. I don’t watch them.”

Murphy fondly remembers Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008), calling them "so grounded in a relatable reality" and bigging up Nolan's vision:

"Nobody in those films ever had a superpower. Do you know what I mean? It’s a slightly heightened level of storytelling, where New York is Gotham, and no one did anything magical. Batman in his movies just did a lot of pushups and was, like, British. So that’s what I loved about them."

Now Murphy wonders how long till studios make a superhero movie out of the Rice Krispies' Snap, Crackle and Pop. Now that he's said it, it'll probably be about six weeks till the first trailer.

Spend some time in a less controversial corner of the superhero realm with these awesome cosplayers from New York Comic Con 2015: