Michael Shannon Feels “Star War Characters Don’t Have Purpose”

Joining mega-blockbuster franchises like Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Universe, Star Wars, or Fast & Furious films is the ultimate achievement. Acting in films not only pays well but also helps actors reach a wider audience!

Some actors and filmmakers just won’t do superhero movies, even if it means gasping for air and the only oxygen available is on the latest Marvel set. Everyone’s got their own preferences, but let’s not forget the challenges that come with these productions. It can mean sacrificing an actor’s time for an unknown period.

Michael Shannon said that “I don’t ever want to get stuck in a franchise.” Michael Shannon went on to say that he doesn’t find franchise films “interesting” and has no interest in perpetuating them. “If I’m making something, I want there to be some kind of purpose to it. I don’t want to make mindless entertainment,” he said. “The world doesn’t need more mindless entertainment. We’re inundated with it.”

Accepting A Role In Man Of Steel

Michael Shannon Feels "Star War Characters Don't Have A Purpose"

At the most recent ceremony for the Tony Awards, the celebrity of “Man of Steel” was questioned about his decision to leave “Star Wars” and join “Man of Steel.” His response was that he felt “man of steel” was a better vehicle for his talents.

“It’s basically looking at a civilization that destroyed their own planet and think the solution is to go off and destroy another. When you hear that hypothetically if we destroy the Earth, we might go live on Mars it’s the same thing. I didn’t look at Zod as a villain. I just saw him as a guy whose job is to protect his people.”

While these blockbuster movies have gained immense popularity and financial success, Shannon emphasizes the demanding nature of such productions and expresses his concern about He values projects that offer stimulate purpose, rather than contributing to what he perceives as an already saturated market of entertainment.

Anoosha Khan
Anoosha Khan

Anoosha Khan is a film critic and entertainment editor based in the UK. She has been reporting about celebs and movies for WatchinUK for the past year.

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