In the almost 20 years since X-Men kicked off the current renaissance of Marvel live-action films, dozens of films featuring Marvel characters have hit theaters, giving some fans fatigue from all of the seemingly repetitive adventures. Even former Marvel filmmakers, like Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor, has felt that same fatigue, having shared that he's "bored" of Marvel Studios' output.
"The Marvel [Studios] movies, I just don't understand at all. I have to be honest, they seem very long to me," Taylor told ComicBook.com. "I've got to be careful the way I say this. I just don't get them. I'm kind of bored with them and I just don't find them particularly entertaining. I think they're really well made in terms of craft. The action is really good. They're technically really great. They have a lot of actors that I love. But I just don't get it."
In addition to his Ghost Rider sequel, Taylor also developed the comic book adaptation Happy!, which currently airs on SYFY, allowing him to explore his life-long interest in comics.
"I was a comic book kid growing up. I loved superheroes, and I love comic books," Taylor pointed out. "If there was an opportunity to do a comic book movie in a way that felt the way it made me feel reading comics, then obviously it would be fun material to do."
The filmmaker has never shied away from tackling controversial subject matter, which he claims he is excited to see superhero movies finally embracing.
"For one thing, I kind of like making rated R movies. They don't make too many of those," Taylor confessed. "Logan and Deadpool were fantastic. I think rated R comic book movies could really work, and they can be great. I don't know why Suicide Squad was not rated R. That just seemed like an obvious movie that should be rated R."
More than a specific character or property, Taylor pointed out that the actual storyline will always be the most enticing element of a movie or TV series.
"Look, it all comes down to the material. I don't really care about genre," the director claimed. "It can be a comedy, a horror movie, a love story, a superhero movie, a Western. The genre doesn't really matter to me, it's just got to be fresh, interesting material."
You can tune in to HAPPY! Wednesday nights at 10:00 PM ET on SYFY. You can also check out Taylor's most recent horror-comedy, Mom and Dad, which hits theaters and VOD on January 19.