The creator of the ‘Game of Thrones’, George R.R. Martin hates Marvel’s villains for this one reason. But, is he right?
When ‘Game of Thrones‘ author George R.R. Martin isn’t killing off our favorite characters in his novels and in the HBO version, he’s doing what normal people do and that is he’s going to the movies.
Recently, George R.R. Martin went to the movies and saw Marvel’s latest movie ‘Ant-Man‘. Needless to say, he was not impressed. More specifically, he hated the way Marvel creates and illustrates their villains.
In a recent blog post, Martin praised Paul Rudd’s ‘Ant-Man’ calling it “a proper balance of story, character, humor, and action.” However, he did have one major problem with ‘Ant-Man,’ that all the villains are the same.
“I am tired of this Marvel movie trope where the bad guy has the same powers as the hero. The Hulk fought the Abomination, who is just a bad Hulk. Spider-Man fights Venom, who is just a bad Spider-Man. Iron Man fights Ironmonger, a bad Iron Man. Yawn. I want more films where the hero and the villain have wildly different powers. That makes the action much more interesting.”
As the creator of one of the most hated villains in modern-day history, the sadistic boy-king Joffrey Baratheon, Martin kind of knows what he’s talking about.
Most recently, Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ finished filming in Atlanta, Georgia and is currently listed as the number one movie for the second week in a row. Marvel is filming their next major motion picture, ‘Captain America: Civil War‘ in Pinewood Studios, several minutes outside of Atlanta. To audition for a role on ‘Captain America 3’, check out the latest casting calls here.
But, what do you think? Is Marvel just lazy and uncreative? Or, are super hero movies different than Game of Thrones’ novels?