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Seth Rogen explains why the MCU doesn't appeal to him 'as an adult'

Seth Rogen explains why the MCU doesn't appeal to him 'as an adult'

Seth Rogen isn't putting the Marvel Cinematic Universe down, but he knows it's just not for him

Seth Rogen has explained why he simply can’t get into the Marvel Cinematic Universe ‘as an adult’.

Rogen has never appeared in one of those sorts of films, but he is a producer of The Boys, which is sort of a comic-book series for adults.

He’s also not in the business of slamming the MCU here, he just thinks that as a childless adult, there’s not a whole lot in it for him as the wide world of comic book films is ‘geared toward kids’.

To be fair, the guys up at Marvel probably aren’t too bothered, they’ve sold millions upon millions of tickets for their films, sold loads of merchandise and toys, and are only set to continue on more successfully by the looks of things.

However, Rogen won’t be tuning in anymore, as he believes the whole thing just isn’t for him.

Seth Rogen can't get into the MCU.
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He told Variety: “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,

“But as someone who doesn’t have children…

“It is [all] kind of geared toward kids, you know?

“There are times where I will forget.

“I’ll watch one of these things, as an adult with no kids, and be like, ‘Oh, this is just not for me.'”

Still, that doesn’t mean he isn’t grateful to the MCU for having a small impact on his own career, particularly where his production company that makes The Boys is concerned.

While Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino have argued against the merits of the MCU in the past, Rogen is thankful it exists at least.

He said: “Truthfully, without Marvel, The Boys wouldn’t exist or be interesting. I’m aware of that.

“I think if it was only Marvel [in the marketplace], it would be bad.

“But I think it isn’t – clearly.

“An example I’m always quoting is, 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! Westerns dominate the f***ing movies.

“If it doesn’t have a hat and a gun and a carriage, people aren’t going to go see it anymore."

Rogen is an executive producer on (sort of) superhero series The Boys.
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On the wider situation of cinema, he added: “The situation, sadly, is that we now have two separate fields: There’s worldwide audiovisual entertainment, and there’s cinema.

“They still overlap from time to time, but that’s becoming increasingly rare. And I fear that the financial dominance of one is being used to marginalize and even belittle the existence of the other.”

The Boys is coming back this year for a fourth season, as well as a live-action spin-off series too.

As for Marvel, they’ll just keep going on and on and on.

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Topics: Entertainment, Film and TV, Seth Rogen, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe