Mark Ruffalo defends Marvel output: Star Wars is the same every time

Are There Too Many Marvel Movies and TV Shows? “Lost” and “Watchmen” showrunner Damon Lindelof recently said he would like to see fewer Marvel movies made so that “any [comes] from [feels] a little more special,” but Marvel stalwart Mark Ruffalo isn’t too worried. The actor will reprise his role as Bruce Banner in “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” one of nearly a dozen MCU TV series to launch on Disney+ in less than two years. Ruffalo doesn’t think Marvel’s output should be capped.

“It’s not something I’m worried about,” Ruffalo said when asked him if there’s too much Marvel content. “I understand that these things run their course and then something else comes along. But what Marvel has done well is that in the MCU, just like with comic books, they have a director or actor recreate each piece in their own style, their likeness. Marvel generally lets them bring that to the material.”

To prove his point, Ruffalo threw a bit of shade at the “Star Wars” universe. The actor said: “When you watch a ‘Star Wars’ you pretty much get the same version of ‘Star Wars’ every time. It might have a little bit of humor. It might have a little different animation. But you’re always, really, in that same kind of world, but with Marvel you can have a very different feeling, even within the Marvel Universe.”

Marvel has released two movies this year (“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and “Thor: Love and Thunder”), with a third and final feature, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” set to release on November 11. Ruffalo starring “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” marks the third Marvel series of the year, and there’s still the “Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” to come. That’s seven different Marvel entries in one year.

As for 2023, Marvel has four movies set for theatrical release, including “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Blade,” and there may be six or more Marvel series on the way in those 12 months, including “Secret Invasion” and “Loki” Season 2.

“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” launched August 18 on Disney+.

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