‘Kingsman’ Helmsman Matthew Vaughn States His Opinion on Dark Superhero Films

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
‘Kingsman’ Helmsman Matthew Vaughn States His Opinion on Dark Superhero Films

Kingsman: The Secret Service” creator and director Matthew Vaughn straightforwardly expressed how people are getting tired of the dark and brooding presentation of the superhero genre, especially the ones created by “Interstellar” helmsman Christopher Nolan. Continue reading to find out more about this scoop.

When Christopher Nolan introduced his different, darker and serious toned “The Dark Knight” rendition of Batman, people clamored over how unique it was. People appreciated how deep and contemplating it turned out to be. Everybody liked how the director showcased that there is more to Batman than just unrealistic, insane villains. Nolan has now been smooth-sailing on where the direction of his dark, brooding and contemplating films are heading. However, director of the blunt but light-atmosphered superhero films Matthew Vaugn expressed that it could be time for Nolan to hang his directorial cape if he doesn’t change his monotonously dark cinematic style.


According to Screen Rant, Vaughn overstated his claims when he shot down the trend that Nolan seems to have jumpstarted.   During his interview with SFX Magazine, Vaughn made the point that the time for brooding superheroes are facing the last remnants of its success as people are now leaning more towards positive, fun and realistic approach in superhero films.

“People want fun and escapism at the moment. Look at the success of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. I think Nolan kick-started a very dark, bleak style of superhero escapism, and I think people have had enough of it,” said the blunt helmsman during his conversation with a representative from SFX Magazine.

The helmsman basically highlights how people can now get tired of the dark seeping through their very consciousness when watching superhero films. Vaugh’s claims are actually a bit plausible because superheroes are conceived as symbols of hope and faith, and you cannot really exemplify that when you’re dark and brooding and hell-bent on the misjudgments life has to offer.

Vaughn admits that he directed and created “Kingsman: The Secret Service” with the use of many classic superhero films, with James Bond as his main inspiration for the medium.

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” will be showing in theaters this Feb. 13, 2015. That ends our scoop regarding Mathew Vaughn’s perception on the dark superhero films. Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates in the entertainment team.

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