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Just weeks after blasting The CW Network while presenting at the Critics Choice Awards airing on that very network, Seth Rogen has now taken aim at Marvel movies.

The 40-year-old funnyman does producer the comic book adaptation The Boys on Amazon Prime Video, and he admits the show would not, ‘exist or be interesting’ without the mega-successful Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Still, Rogen admitted in a new interview with Total Film that, while he does like many of the MCU movies, he feels many of them are aimed towards children.

‘I think that (Marvel Studios president) Kevin Feige is a brilliant guy, and I think a lot of the filmmakers he’s hired to make these movies are great filmmakers,’ Rogen began. 

‘But as someone who doesn’t have children… It is [all] kind of geared towards kids, you know?’ Rogen added.

Aim: Just weeks after blasting The CW Network while presenting at the Critics Choice Awards airing on that very network, Seth Rogen has now taken aim at Marvel movies

Aim: Just weeks after blasting The CW Network while presenting at the Critics Choice Awards airing on that very network, Seth Rogen has now taken aim at Marvel movies

For kids: Still, Rogen admitted in a new interview with Total Film that, while he does like many of the MCU movies, he feels many of them are aimed towards children

For kids: Still, Rogen admitted in a new interview with Total Film that, while he does like many of the MCU movies, he feels many of them are aimed towards children

‘There are times where I will forget. I’ll watch one of these things, as an adult with no kids, and be like, “Oh, this is just not for me,”‘ he admitted.

Still, Rogen admitted that comic books were one of the first things he bonded over with his childhood friend and longtime creative partner Evan Goldberg.

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‘One of the first things we ever bonded over was a love of comic books. I still have all the comic books I grew up with somewhere,’ Rogen added. 

‘I would go to the comic-book store every week. So as someone who just loves these stories, and always fantasized about seeing them brought to life, I think it’s cool. I like a lot of the films,’ he said, without mentioning any specific films he likes.

He added they both also bonded as adults over Garth Ennis’ comic book The Boys, which debuted in 2006 and ended its run in 2012 after 72 issues. 

‘I remember when the first issue of The Boys came out. We were big fans of [writer/creator] Garth Ennis, because we’d read Preacher already, and we bought it,’ Rogen began.   

‘We had the same experience that I think, now, audiences are having, which is: “Oh, we’ve been reading Marvel for the last 15 years and now there’s starting to be stuff like this, which is a great addition to this landscape. It’s [the same genre] but not considering younger audiences in the slightest. If anything, it’s much more geared towards adult audiences,”‘ Rogen said.

Rogen also admitted that the Marvel Cinematic Universe being as successful as it is only helps The Boys be more interesting to viewers.  

Not for me: 'There are times where I will forget. I'll watch one of these things, as an adult with no kids, and be like, "Oh, this is just not for me,"' he admitted

Not for me: ‘There are times where I will forget. I’ll watch one of these things, as an adult with no kids, and be like, “Oh, this is just not for me,”‘ he admitted

‘I think just as naturally to us as The Boys fell into the comic-book-store landscape as a comic, we thought it would fall well into the media landscape as a TV show,’ Rogen admitted. 

‘But truthfully, without Marvel, The Boys wouldn’t exist or be interesting. I’m aware of that. I think if it was only Marvel, it would be bad. But I think it isn’t – clearly,’ Rogen said. 

‘An example I’m always quoting is, there’s a point in history where a bunch of filmmakers would have been sitting around, being like, “Do you think we’ll ever make a movie that’s not a western again? Everything’s a western! Westerns dominate the f***ing movies. If it doesn’t have a hat and a gun and a carriage, people aren’t going to go see it any more,”‘ he added.

Rogen and Goldberg serve as executive producers on The Boys, which Eric Kripke adapted from the comics, with the fourth season expected to debut this year.

Marvel: 'But truthfully, without Marvel, The Boys wouldn't exist or be interesting. I'm aware of that. I think if it was only Marvel, it would be bad. But I think it isn't ¿ clearly,' Rogen said

Marvel: ‘But truthfully, without Marvel, The Boys wouldn’t exist or be interesting. I’m aware of that. I think if it was only Marvel, it would be bad. But I think it isn’t – clearly,’ Rogen said

New season: Rogen and Goldberg serve as executive producers on The Boys, which Eric Kripke adapted from the comics, with the fourth season expected to debut this year

New season: Rogen and Goldberg serve as executive producers on The Boys, which Eric Kripke adapted from the comics, with the fourth season expected to debut this year

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