'Westworld' star Vincent Cassel says he doesn't want to play superhero in films: 'These are movies for kids'

Vincent Cassel on what he thinks about playing a superhero or a villain in a Marvel or DC film


                            'Westworld' star Vincent Cassel says he doesn't want to play superhero in films: 'These are movies for kids'
Vincent Cassel (Getty Images)

Marvel and DC films can rake in their millions, but it won't stop many from critiquing them. After Martin Scorsese, 'Westworld' star Vincent Cassel expressed severe disinterest in being any of the films, something that fans wouldn't have minded, as his character on the show has been compared to a comic-book villain several times. He said that superhero films don't resonate with him anymore and he wouldn't be interested in it as it was 'for kids'. This is surely going to raise hackles, but luckily for Cassel he isn't on Twitter, so he is spared the outrage. Last year, Scorsese had compared Marvel films to 'theme park rides', which caused much rage among fans. 

"Honestly, these are not movies I watch anymore," Cassel told Inverse. "When they came up with the technology and the fact that suddenly Iron Man or Spider-Man could look real and not tacky in the special effects, I was interested. Then, it became normal. I was a big fan of the comics at the time when I was a kid. Nowadays, I think these are movies for kids, really. And even though I still have a part of me who's a kid, I would say no. I wouldn't watch it."

He did mention that it's not as if he has shut the door completely on the subject. "Maybe if you had a great villain and it's done with by somebody who's really intelligent and talented enough to give it a twist, so it doesn't look like a movie for kids, then maybe I would do it," Cassel said. "But otherwise, no. The few approaches that I had, I felt like it would have been a long time commitment for something that I wouldn't even watch to the end."

Season 3 of 'Westworld' came to an end, just a while ago. Speaking about the finale and people's reactions to it, Cassel said, "Obviously, the problem is that when you're part of it, you can't really watch it for what it is, ever. That's the price to pay. From an actor's point of view, I thought it was incredible, but I need to watch it again to really have a closer look. As for fan reactions, I've read some really good stuff that people were still amazed by the way it looked and that vision of the future that resonates with our times. And then, I think some people thought it was too complicated and not for them. The truth is, it's a pretty adult show. That's the truth."

Asked if he would ever like to upload his brain into a host and live forever, he said, "Well, I would say people do this already. We change bits and pieces of our bodies when we need to live longer. Think about a heart transplant or whatever you can have nowadays. They do prosthetics with chrome and cobalt, very high tech stuff. Some leg prosthetics are intelligent so they can imitate a walking person. We are doing it and we will do it more and more. They plug things into people's brains so blind people can start to see, or eventually, you can have a microphone that resonates through your skull so if you're deaf you can still hear. These are already things that people are adding nowadays. If we can live longer and still jump around and think faster and not lose our consciousness. I guess we'll do it. Yes, I think I would."

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