Kripke was talking to The Hollywood Reporter and, of course, they ended up getting onto the subject of superhero movies.
This was when The Boys’ showrunner revealed that he believed these movies are actually quite dangerous.
Now, before going into what he said, I’d like to say that I completely understand where he’s coming from.
It’s really not good to think that someone will always end up saving you.
That’s the message that many of these superhero movies portraying.
OK, so let’s going into what The Boys’ showrunner actually said.
The Boys’ showrunner thinks the MCU movies are dangerous for us
Here’s what Eric Kipke told The Hollywood Reporter:
It’s a little dangerous to train an entire generation to wait for someone strong to come in and save you. That’s I think how you end up with people like Trump and populists who say, ‘I’m the only one who can come in, it’s going to be me’. And I think in the way that pop culture conditions people subtly, I think it’s conditioning them the wrong way, because there’s just too much of it. So I think it’s nice to have a corrective, at least a small one in us, to say, ‘They’re not coming to save you. Hold your family together and save yourselves’.
Superheroes don’t exist, but politicians who claim they are your saviours do.
Think about that for a second.
What do you make of this news?
Do you agree with The Boys’ showrunner about the MCU movies?
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