Ethan Hawke reflects on the success of the MCU and The Black Phone

Ethan Hawke reflects on the success of the MCU and The Black Phone

Watch: Ethan Hawke – Horror Has the Power to Deliver Important Messages

Ethan Hawke shared what he learned from his time in the MCU, having stepped up to play the villain Arthur Harrow on Disney+ moon knight Series.

The actor, whose previous comments about the superhero genre have repeatedly gone viral, spoke to Yahoo while promoting the black phone – a dark horror that brings you together Sinister director Scott Derrickson, in theaters now.

“What I realize is that you can talk about how the world should be all you want, but sometimes you have to get involved with it and try to do what’s the best you can,” the actor said.

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“And I think sometimes it’s more challenging — like, I want to go where the audience is and try to give them something good instead of demanding that they be somewhere I want them to be.”

Ethan Hawke as The Grabber in The Black Phone, directed by Scott Derrickson.

Ethan Hawke as The Grabber in the black phone, directed by Scott Derrickson. (Universal Photos)

Hawke in 2018 caused a little internet drama when discussing the genre with The Film Stage.

“Now we have the problem they tell us logan It’s a great movie,” he said. “Well, it’s a great superhero movie.

“It still involves people in pantyhose with metal sticking out of their hands. It’s not Bresson. It’s not Bergman. But they talk about it as it is.”

He later added, as a clarification in an interview with RayWork Productionsthat, “these are my favorite superhero movies – logan, Doctor Strange, dark Knight — these are great movies. But they’re not the only thing, and young people today are growing up thinking that’s all there is.”

Oscar Isaac stars in Marvel Studios' Moon Knight.  (Disney+)

Ethan Hawke at Marvel Studios moon knight. (Disney+)

At its core, his comments really pertain to how increasingly difficult it has become for mid-budget, adult-oriented fare to survive at the box office. The main exception here, however, is undoubtedly horror – the genre of the black phone.

As Hawke told Yahoo: “What’s so interesting about the horror genre is that it’s always been extremely commercial. If a theater is worried about sinking, they like to put Macbethbecause the scary play attracts the audience.

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“There’s an appetite for it all the time. And if you use it right, you can really do whatever you want within the genre.”

Ethan Hawke as The Grabber in The Black Phone, directed by Scott Derrickson.

Ethan Hawke as The Grabber in the black phone, directed by Scott Derrickson. (Universal Photos)

Jordan Peele Go outabout a black man’s nightmarish visit to meet his white girlfriend’s parents, has proven to be a huge critical, financial, and cultural success.

For Hawke, “You could argue that this is the best film about systemic racism that America has made. And it’s in the envelope of just one fun and scary movie. If you said, ‘I’m making an important film about systemic racism,’ no one would.

“But if you’re going to tell a scary story — and it’s going to be really funny and really terrifying — they will and then you can kind of Trojan horse their themes, so to speak.”

the black phone, adapted from the 2004 short story by Joe Hill (son of legendary horror author Stephen King), follows a boy named Finney Shaw (Mason Thomas). On a clear day, in the middle of the sidewalk outside his school, Finney is attacked and thrown into a van by a masked man known only to him as The Grabber (Hawke).

(from left) Terrence Shaw (Jeremy Davies), Detective Wright (E. Roger Mitchell), Gwen Shaw (Madeleine McGraw) and Detective Miller (Troy Rudeseal) in The Black Phone, directed by Scott Derrickson.

Terrence Shaw (Jeremy Davies), Detective Wright (E. Roger Mitchell), Gwen Shaw (Madeleine McGraw) and Detective Miller (Troy Rudeseal) in the black phone. (Universal Photos)

He wakes up in a basement. All there is is an old mattress and an unplugged phone. His only hope lies in his sister Gwen (Madeleine McGraw), whose dreams are beginning to offer psychic clues to his whereabouts.

“It’s really about a brother and sister loving and caring for each other in a world that doesn’t seem to care about them,” Hawke said. “There are all these adults who are actively malevolent or disengaged. And they, this boy and the girls take care of themselves and each other.”

the black phone It’s in UK cinemas now. Watch a trailer below.

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