Simon Pegg Reveals Why Toxic Fandoms Won't Put Him off Superhero And Sci-Fi Movies - EXCLUSIVE

Simon Pegg Reveals Why Toxic Fandoms Won't Put Him off Superhero And Sci-Fi Movies - EXCLUSIVE

Simon Pegg Reveals Why Toxic Fandoms Won't Put Him off Superhero And Sci-Fi Movies - <font color=red>EXCLUSIVE</font>

Mission: Impossible - Fallout star Simon Pegg explains why toxic fandoms won't put him off starring in comic book and sci-fi movies like Star Trek and Star Wars and what his own experiences have been like.

As you're no doubt well aware, there's been a lot of talk online lately about "toxic fandoms." That's mainly down to movies like Justice League and Star Wars: The Last Jedi and filmmakers like Rian Johnson, James Mangold, and Christopher McQuarrie have all engaged with abusive fans on Twitter as of late (the latter has said his experiences with them put him off Star Wars and superhero movies).

When I recently had the opportunity to chat with Simon Pegg about his role in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, I asked the actor for his thoughts on these "fans" and his experiences with the franchise. 

"I've never experienced it with Mission: Impossible fans and I think it's because Mission: Impossible doesn't really have those schisms within its fanbase," the actor explained in an interview we'll share later this week. "I don't think it has a fanbase in that same respect that comic book movies and science fiction does. I think maybe it's not susceptible or vulnerable to that kind of divisiveness." 

As for whether or not these people put him off taking roles in superhero movies (he recently expressed an interest in playing or starring in Captain Britain) or the likes of Star Wars and Star Trek, he added: "I don't think it's important really. This is a job and you just do it and hope that you can do it again. I think the minute you start engaging with that sort of stuff, it's just a waste of time...and life!"

Honestly, Pegg's approach definitely seems like the right one and it's good to know that he's happy to brush these fans off and just do the best he can as an actor. It's just a shame that there are so many directors who appear to have lost interest in these properties after seeing so much backlash online to movies like The Last Jedi. What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the usual place. 


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