11:45am PT by George Johnston
Cillian Murphy Isn't a Fan of Superhero Films (Except 'The Dark Knight' Trilogy)
Many movie fans consider this the Golden Age of superhero movies, but a key actor from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy actually thinks it’s the worst of times for comic book cinema.
During an interview with Vulture, Cillian Murphy, who played the Scarecrow in Nolan's films, wondered aloud if Hollywood has "exhausted every single comic book ever?”
He went on to explain why Nolan's trilogy — Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012) — were more appealing to him than the films being produced today.
“Nobody in those films ever had a superpower,” said Murphy. “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 push-ups and was, like, British. So that’s what I loved about them.”
As for the wildly successful Marvel Studios films, Murphy says he doesn’t watch them, but his kids love them. Either way, it sounds like Murphy won't be lobbying to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon.