If there’s one trend in Hollywood that is white hot at the moment, it’s adapting comic books into movies. This isn’t a new trend but it’s something that is finally being done properly with the right people in charge. It started with Bryan Singer, evolved with Christopher Nolan and has hit it’s peak with Marvel and Joss Whedon.
But one actress who is currently benefiting off of comic book movie success, took time to blast the genre as Scarlett Johansson had unkind things to say about comic book movies in general.
“The majority of the superhero movies have not been very good. They were simply not made well They were [about] spinning through the air and putting your hands on your hips. With the Black Widow we do something more, although of course the physicality and her image is important. To me, this character has given me a great opportunity. Joss [Whedon] has jumped the fence with Avengers to celebrate a female character that is not a simple ornament inside the group. He’s not interested in just selling her physical attractiveness.”
CBM grabbed the quotes from an event Johansson was speaking at this weekend while promoting her latest film Don Jon with fellow comic book movie veteran Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Of course, Johansson isn’t saying her comic book movies suck, rather she’s just stating the obvious about where the genre has come from and where some films still dwell. Not every comic book movie will be great, but as the actress notes, the times have changed and the expectation on quality has evolved dramatically.