Russell Crowe Responds to Dakota Johnson’s Critique on Madame Web

Russell Crowe Responds to Dakota Johnson’s Critique on Madame Web

Russell Crowe is a veteran when it comes to comic book movies. Known for his roles as Jor-El in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder, and soon appearing as Kraven’s father in Sony’s upcoming Kraven the Hunter, Crowe has quite the resume in the superhero genre.

Crowe’s Take on Superhero Films

When British GQ recently asked him about his experience with superhero films, especially in light of Dakota Johnson’s remarks about Madame Web feeling like it was art “made by a committee,” Crowe responded with his characteristic wit. I don’t want to make any comments to what anybody else might have said or what their experience is, but… you’re bringing out the impish quality of my humor. [Laughs.] You’re telling me you signed up for a Marvel movie, and some fucking universe for cartoon characters… and you didn’t get enough pathos?

Russell Crowe Responds to Dakota Johnson’s Critique on Madame Web

The Reality of Superhero On-set Challenges

Crowe acknowledged the challenges of making superhero films, which often involve extensive green screen work. You have to convince yourself of a lot more than just the internal machinations of your character, he noted. However, he insisted that his personal experiences have been largely positive, highlighting his time on Thor with Taika Waititi and Kraven with JC Chandor.

Dakota Johnson’s Candid Remarks

Dakota Johnson has been open about her frustrations during the press tour for Madame Web. In a Bustle interview, she expressed her concerns over the corporatization of filmmaking, stating, It’s so hard to get movies made, and… decisions are being made by committees, and art does not do well when it’s made by committee.

Russell Crowe Responds to Dakota Johnson’s Critique on Madame Web

Johnson elaborated further on the nature of modern filmmaking: Films are made by a filmmaker and a team of artists around them. You cannot make art based on numbers and algorithms. My feeling has been for a long time that audiences are extremely smart…

Crowe’s Upcoming Projects

Crowe’s portrayal as Kraven’s father will hit theaters on December 13th, promising another layer to his multifaceted career in comic adaptations. His candid insights into the industry serve as a reminder that while superhero movies may be technical feats, your expectations should align with their format. Seems like both actors bring valid points from different perspectives within this genre.

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