Nicholas Hoult himself plays the Beast in the rebooted “X-Men” franchise that started with “X-Men: First Class,” followed by “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and finishing with “X-Men: Apocalypse,” yet the actor feels that watching superhero movies sometimes makes him frustrated. Here’s the reason why.
According to Cinema Blend, every time Hoult watches a superhero movie he sees the same old formula passed on to the audiences but just with different heroes. This observation by the “Warm Bodies” star is quite accurate because ever since the superhero genre got a massive head start in the year 2008 with Marvel Cinematic Universe officially debuting on the silver screen, we’ve hardly seen something new in the superhero genre.
First up are origin stories, which in a way serves as the only option when someone wants to enter the superhero genre. It’s more like if someone wants to introduce a particular superhero, how he/she got his/her powers, what adversary did they face and how did they handle it is what we get to see. Others choose to just adapt movies straightaway from the comic books, makes it pretty easy because whatever fans have read in the books, they are getting to see it on screen.
Hoult calls the same thing the “bankable formula.” It sure is bankable because majority of superhero movies gross somewhere between $400 million to over a billion dollars. Let’s not forget before “Iron Man” happened, Robert Downey Jr. had a pretty tough situation and with the success he has had with the character, he banks tons every time he plays the character. Last year alone, Downey earned $75 million, which is incredible in itself. Also, this formula is getting old with each passing day because fans can now exactly predict what they should expect to see in the movie. Other than this when the makers are done with origin stories, they look up to sequels, multiple of them!
However, Hoult discounts his own “X-Men” trilogy from this list because he believes characters in the “X-Men” franchise are pretty unpredictable. Take for instance Charles Xavier and Magneto, they exhibit both brotherly love and hate so one can’t really figure out where will they both end up?
As far as his upcoming movie “X-Men: Apocalypse” is concerned, Channel24 added that it took Hoult about three days to read the script because he was probably reading a digital copy, which kept on logging him out and every time wouldn’t accept his password. Otherwise, Nicholas stated that it only takes him about one and a half hour to read a movie’s script.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” will release on May 27, 2016.
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