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“Their job isn’t acting. It’s going to the gym twice a day and taking steroids”: Ricky Gervais Blasts Marvel Actors, Agrees With Martin Scorsese’s ‘MCU isn’t Real Cinema’ Comment

"Their job isn't acting. It's going to the gym twice a day and taking steroids": Ricky Gervais Blasts Marvel Actors, Agrees With Martin Scorsese's 'MCU isn't Real Cinema' Comment

Ricky Gervais probably doesn’t have Marvel movie marathons during the weekends.

Marvel Studios has expanded its base all over the world and has one of the largest fanbases ever. Yet, the media giant has often failed to get into the good graces of some of the most legendary film directors of all time, like Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese. And famous comedian Ricky Gervais seems to agree with this criticism that is directed toward the superhero franchise.

Marvel superheroes get blasted by Ricky Gervais

The English comedian generously roasted Marvel at an award ceremony once, especially the actors who are a part of its films and television series, claiming how portraying a superhero on the screen isn’t what real acting is.

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Ricky Gervais Mocked Actors for Taking Up Superhero Roles

The world is filled to the brim with comic-book fans, people who geek out and love a good fictional reality spiced up with deadly supervillains and caped heroes. But Ricky Gervais thinks actors who take over such roles in superhero movies and shows are merely putting on fancy outfits and bulking up in the name of acting.

While the Marvel fandom is nothing if not monumentally substantial as the franchise gets increasingly popular by the day, it has also ended up being the subject of rebuke by many renowned figures in Hollywood.

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Ricky Gervais roasted Marvel at the Golden Globes
Ricky Gervais bashed Marvel at the Golden Globes

At a Golden Globe award ceremony, Gervais went ahead to berate MCU actors and their “capes and really tight costumes” as he talked about the futility of such superhero films. He even joked that instead of a real accolade, actors doing such roles would be more qualified for the award of the “Most Ripped Junkie.”

“All the best actors have jumped to Netflix and HBO and the actors who just do Hollywood movies now, do fantasy-adventure nonsense. They wear masks and capes and really tight costumes. Their job isn’t acting anymore. It’s going to the gym twice a day and taking steroids.” 

Gervais, 61, was crystal clear on his stance as he then mentioned how he was in complete agreement with Martin Scorsese‘s opinions about Marvel.

Ricky Gervais Thinks Martin Scorsese’s Criticism for Marvel is Justified

Scorsese is one of the most hailed American film directors and producers and is renowned for creating some of the biggest Hollywood hits including Taxi Driver (1976), Goodfellas (1990), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) to name a few. But besides being known for his notable contribution to the film industry, the 80-year-old filmmaker is also popular for his harsh opinions about Marvel Studios and its films.

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Martin Scorsese.
Martin Scorsese

The award-winning screenwriter once stated how Marvel movies came off as rides at an amusement theme park instead of feeling like real cinematic works of art. He even said he’d watched some MCU films but they didn’t appeal to his palate in the least. Recalling that comment by Scorsese, Gervais remarked that he fully supported the producer’s perspective regarding Marvel Studios.

“Martin Scorsese, the greatest living director, made the news for his controversial comments about the Marvel franchise. He said, ‘They’re not real cinema,’ and they remind him of theme parks. I agree.”

Clearly, Gervais won’t be exploring any MCU films for possible future career options.

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Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.