Although we are in the midst of the defining era of the comic book movie genre, one of the weakest links found within the majority of these films are the villains. Even if the heroes within these films remain beloved, the villains often fall short. Comic book writer Mark Millar recently voiced his criticism against this trend.
Specifically, Millar expressed his feelings towards CGI villains. On his official Twitter account, Miller shared four photos of CGI villains including Steppenwolf (Justice League), Doomsday (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Thanos (Avengers: Infinity War). You can see the tweet down below.
I feel we're done with CGI villains. Think about the ones we remember: Loki, Hela, Hackman's Luthor, Ledger and Nicholson's Joker. We instinctively switch off in a third act now because the hero is fighting a digital drawing. pic.twitter.com/V9lqvCSy5f
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) December 7, 2017
Millar name drops non-CGI villains including Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Hela (Cate Blanchett), Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) and the Joker (Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger). Millar also mentions that many modern superhero films follow a similar third act climax involving the hero(es) defeating a computer-generated image.
Hopefully, both Marvel and DC will pursue villains that are not as much an amalgamation of the typical CGI designs. In fact, using some of the most talented actors and actresses in the industry to portray antagonists for our heroes should be reason enough to write a great role for them to work with as well as to showcase their talents without having to use CGI to bring them to life.
Source: Mark Millar
5 Superhero Projects You Should Be Excited About In 2018
Some people may complain about superhero fatigue, but for fans of the genre, 2018 looks like it will be an amazing year. Not only will hit shows like Marvel’s Daredevil and Arrow continue, but there are a lot of new projects coming for superhero fans. Ranging from games to movies, Marvel and DC have been hard at work turning their comic book characters into multimedia icons.
This list doesn’t even include things like New Mutants and The Runaways, two superhero projects coming in 2018. There are so many amazing things coming out of the comic book world, with new projects seemingly announced every day, so this is just a quick rundown of the five things that excite my inner fanboy.
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