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Chris Evans Defends Superhero Movies Amid Fatigue Debate: ‘I Think They Deserve A Little More Credit’


Captain America is coming wonderdefense of as an actor Chris Evans weighs in on the superhero movie fatigue debate and notes that comic book movies deserve a lot more credit.

During an appearance at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle last weekend, Evans said that movies based on comic books “don’t always get the credit they deserve.”

“It’s these big, giant movies,” Evans said during the sign. “There are a lot of cooks in the kitchen. But the empirical evidence is there: it is not easy to achieve. If it were easier, there would be a lot more good ones.

The actor continued, “I’m not throwing shade! I was one of a few who missed out. It happens. Making a film is difficult. More cooks in the kitchen don’t make things easier. I don’t want to highlight specific films in the Marvel catalog, but some of them are phenomenal. Like independent, objectively great films, and I think they deserve a little more credit.

After the Avengers star was asked which superhero movie was his favorite, he revealed it was a 2014 film. Captain America: The Winter Soldier because “we took more risks and the character seemed more fleshed out. It was one of the most satisfying experiences I’ve had during my Marvel career.

Evans’ comments also come after Paul Dano weighed in on the superhero movie fatigue debate. The actor starred in The Batman and I played the bad guy Enigma. Dano said this moment could help filmmakers rethink the superhero movie genre or abandon it altogether.

“It’s an interesting moment where everyone has to say, ‘OK, what now? Hopefully from there, either someone will breathe new life (into comic book movies) or something else will blossom that isn’t superheroes,” Dano said. The independent in an interview promoting Astronaut. “I’m sure there will be more good ones to come, but I think it’s kind of a welcome moment.”


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