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Marvel fans react to old video of Moon Knight Star Ethan Hawke supporting superhero movies

Marvel fans react to old video of Moon Knight Star Ethan Hawke supporting superhero movies

Moon Knight Star Ethan Hawke is the talk of the town on social media after an old video of the actor sharing his love for superhero movies as art went viral. Marvel fans are cheering his point of view with more old interview clips of the star praising films as art form surfacing on Twitter. The 51-year-old actor played as the antagonist Arthur Harrow serving the Egyptian god Ammit in Moon Knight Disney Plus series.

Hawke is currently trending on Twitter and for all the right reasons. The actor’s interview for RayworkProductions defending superhero movies has gone viral. “I love superhero movies, I love art-house movies. I don’t think there’s a difference between high art and low art. There are movies that people put their heart into, and there are movies that people try to cash in on. And the ones I like are the ones people put their heart into, and you can feel it in a superhero movie, or you can feel it in an arthouse movie.” And clearly, MCU fans are of the same view as Hawke and are cheering on his opinion. Readers can check it out below.

Lately, dissent among cinephiles has to some degree created a rift with one section of movie enthusiasts siding with Marvel/comic book movies while the other side of movieholics are critiquing MCU flicks like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as not an art form – at least in comparison to other non-superhero movies. Recently, star Elizabeth Olsen also hit back at criticisms that called Marvel movies “not real cinema” stating that it diminishes the hard work of crew members like set designers, camera operators etc.

Aside from moviegoers’ critique, Industry veterans like director Ridley Scott and Francis Ford Coppola have in the past dismissed comic book movies as not real cinema. Martin Scorsese even called movies from franchises like Marvel Studios as “theme parks”. But that mindset hasn’t been largely echoed by the rest of Hollywood and many A-listers like Hawke are opening the door for award-worthy performances in comic book films (Case in point, Todd PhilipsJoker). Also, his co-star Oscar Isaac’s protagonist role already has some calling it an Emmy contender.

Hawke has had a phenomenal career in Hollywood and his latest choice of roles has catapulted him as a desirable actor to see on-screen. His recent appearances in Moon Knight and Robert EggersThe Northman received applause from critics and fans alike. The star’s next big role will be in Scott Derrickson’s The Black Phone set to arrive on June 24. The horror thriller was recently screened at CinemaCon 2022 in Las Vegas and received high praises for Hawke’s terrifying performance.

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