Liam Neeson isn’t the biggest fan of superhero movies, and although we respectfully disagree with the Taken star, his reason makes a lot of sense.
During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight to promote the release of Ordinary Love, Neeson was asked if he’d consider a return to the superhero genre, having previously played Ra’s al Ghul in the Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises. The Irish went on to explain that while he respects the genre, the dedication and training one must take to “squeeze into a Velcro suit” is something he’s no longer interested in pursuing.
“I’m really not a huge fan of the genre. I think it’s Hollywood with all the bells and whistles and the technical achievements and stuff — which I admire — but I have no desire to go into the gym for three hours every day to pump myself up to squeeze into a Velcro suit with a cape.”
The iconic actor went on to add that while he admires actors who can, his days of making.
I admire the actors and I know some of the actors who do it — and do it fantastically. It’s just not my genre, it really isn’t. The first Star Wars, I was in that, that was 22 years ago, and I enjoyed that, because it was novel and that was new. I was acting to tennis balls, which were ultimately going to be little fuzzy furry creatures and stuff. That was interesting, acting-wise, to try and make that seem real, but that was the last. It’s quite exhausting.
What are your thoughts on what Neeson had to say about the genre? Does he have a point or is this just another boomer complaining about the way things are? Let us know in the comments below.