THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: Matthew Modine On Batman, THOR and The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises star Matthew Modine "can't really relate to Thor" and insinuates that "the Avengers are just mythological characters with magic powers."
Most of the readers here at CBM will probably recall The Dark Knight Rises star Matthew Modine setting the twiterworld on fire about a month ago with his remarks about The Avengers. If not, you should certainly take the time to read Mark Julian's write up on the subject (((HERE))).
Now, the actor (who portrays Gotham Deputy Commissioner Foley in TDR) has offered even more of his thoughts to the world concerning Marvel's heroes and their differences in relation to Batman. Speaking with CBR, he had quite a bit to say about the upcoming conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Much of the interview is Modine reiterating comments from previous interviews. However, he did manage add more of his thoughts on the differences between Batman and Marvel's heroes.
"I think he's such an extraordinary character, Batman, because he's a human being. He's not a man with supernatural powers, he's not a mythological character -- he's just a man who's damaged, who's broken like so many people in the world...trying to do good."
"The interesting point then becomes, when you do good, when you're fighting crime, when do you cross that line of becoming a vigilante? I think that 'broken person doing good' is something we all aspire to in our life, trying to overcome our fears and trying to fight evil in the world. He's a character we all relate to."
"You can't really relate to Thor, for instance! I like the story, but I don't relate to him -- I can't use his hammer!"
"I don't want to offend the [Marvel] people by saying that the Avengers are just mythological characters with magic powers, because I'd offend half of the people who buy comic books. But the thing that's extraordinary about Batman is that he's a man, he's not a superman. He's of this earth...he's broken and he's trying to repair himself. I think that Christopher Nolan has been a masterful storyteller in taking that story about the Dark Knight and re-envisioning the story for a whole new generation of film goers."
Hawksblueyes: There is much more to this interview at CBR. Click on the link below to read it in it's entirety. Regardless of whether or not I agree with him, I certainly admire the fact that Modine has no qualms about speaking his mind. Feel free to discuss your thoughts in the usual place.
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