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George RR Martin has a problem with Marvel Movie Villains… oh, and watch him get killed in Sharknado 3

July 23rd, 2015 by James Campbell Comments


George R. R Martin is a self-professed nerd. The man was there at the birth of comic fandom, and attended the first ever Comic-Con. The man is a living legend and a massive fan of Marvel.

With this in mind, many were curious about how he would feel about the recently released Ant-Man film. Overall Martin lavished the film with praise, ranking the film very highly among his personal favorite superhero films. However, he did have one notable complaint… the villain.

In an interview, Martin stated, “I am tired of this Marvel movie trope where the bad guy has the same powers as the hero… The Hulk fought the Abomination, who is just a bad Hulk. Spider-Man fights Venom, who is just a bad Spider-Man. Iron Man fights Ironmonger, a bad Iron Man. Yawn. I want more films where the hero and the villain have wildly different powers. That makes the action much more interesting.”

This has been a complaint shared by many critics. While many do love the films as a whole, they are more than willing to admit that the villains are not as flushed out as they could be. Personally, I would like to see a more developed villain… though don’t go to George for ideas how. Have you seen the Game of Thrones villains?!

Oh and, just for laughs, watch Martin getting killed in Sharknado 3… we guess there’s a few Game of Thrones fans in the production of that movie, huh?

WARNING: This is a bit gory and NSFW

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My name is James and I am a long time fan of Movies, TV and Comics. I am currently a student, wrapping up my education at Aberystwyth University. I have an undergraduate degree in film and television and I’m working on my Masters in scriptwriting. My personal favourite comic character is the Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and I view the film adaptation as one of the most horrifying experiences I have had in a movie theatre. As far as film and television go, I am usually willing to give any genre a try, as long as the project is well executed.