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- “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho said he’d turn down an offer to direct a Marvel movie if ever given the opportunity.
- The South Korean told The Times of London that he didn’t think superheroes were complex enough characters.
- “I don’t like superheroes at all. I think they’re a little stupid. I like characters who have to complete missions beyond their own capabilities,” he said.
- “Parasite” has already received a Palme d’Or at Cannes and won Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes.
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Bong Joon-ho told The Times of London that he didn’t think the characters in superhero movies had enough depth.
“I don’t like superheroes at all,” he said.
“I think they’re a little stupid. I like characters who have to complete missions beyond their own capabilities.”
He added that the characters in “Parasite” are more relatable as each person has both strengths and flaws.
“This film doesn’t have any villains or heroes. Every character is nice to some degree and cowardly to some degree,” he said.
“Weak and worldly, to a certain extent. And that’s realistic. That’s how we all are. That’s how people around us are every day.”
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It cost just $11 million to make and has banked $129 million at the global box office, The Times reported.
Telsa CEO Elon Musk also called the South Korean his favorite of 2019.