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Manly Man Jason Statham Shits On Comic Book Movies

Comic book movies are all over the place, not only are there too many, they’re getting progressively worse.  A year or two back Jason Statham revealed in an interview with AintItCool that he can’t stand comic book movies and would never appear in one.  For whatever reason, that interview is hard to find.  But in any case, a while after Chev Chelios made his feelings clear once again to“It’s all about money, kids pay money to go and see them,” Statham says.  “The fascination is superheroes, it’s what people want to go and see but you wouldn’t get me rushing to the cinema to see those.”  Right on!

Statham also confirms you won’t see him in a comic book movie anytime soon.  “I like old-fashioned type of film. They’ve never offered me a part in one of those and I don’t think the shoes would fit. Or the cape wouldn’t fit.”  Statham pretty much carried the old school action genre on his back in the 2000s.  It’s good to see he won’t defile his resume any time soon.  Even more reason to like Jason Statham!

See ManlyMovie’s article, Comic Book Movies Need To Go for more on this plague, a genre where cowardly critics are afraid (or too stupid) to give these movies the ratings they deserve.


  1. Tomas Nichols

    December 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Maybe if his movies weren’t so piss poor, he might get a part.

    • The Knight Rider

      December 7, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      lol yeah because Statham doesn’t get big parts *cough* FAST 7. Keep watching those action figure CGI movies, pal…

      • BradyDeez

        March 3, 2015 at 4:59 pm

        Fast 7 has been his biggest part in years. And I doubt it’s even that big of a role…

        • Dino Bambino

          March 5, 2015 at 10:00 pm

          He’s the main villain, you crust-nozzle. The movie is set to make close to a billion dollars. Can’t get bigger than that.

          • BradyDeez

            March 5, 2015 at 10:51 pm

            Believe me, no one’s going to Fast 7 to see Statham. As soon as his character dies, he’ll be back to his normal DTV roles.

  2. Sean Peterson

    December 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm

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  3. Mucho Macho

    March 3, 2015 at 6:25 am

    The Statham!⤵

  4. 123

    March 3, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Statham needs to pick better action movies his last few have been awful, wild card, parker, humming bird, blitz, safe, homefront. His movies are going Down in quality needs another franchise as expendables is done imo, hes been replaced in transporter, I suspect he LL be killed off in fast 7 as well. That new comedy hes in looks terrible as well with mellisa McCarthy and Jude law.

    • Dino Bambino

      March 5, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Which is weird, because the budgets and production values of his movies since Transporter 1 have risen. Something like Safe and Killer Elite make Transporter 1 look like its DTV.

      That Spy comedy with the female John Candy does look like shit, however. The thing is, the ‘casual’ movie fans, who keep complaining that he stars in too many action/thrillers, are praising his ‘branching out’ into mainstream comedy.

      To me personally, pre-2006 (at the most) Statham didn’t have leading man quality in him. Watch him in something like Chaos (2005), then immediately watch Death Race (2008). He got shredded and lost his nasally pitch.

  5. Statham the Man

    March 3, 2015 at 9:38 am

    I like it when a man keeps with his game, his roots and preferences, even when the world around them (Hollywood) is changing big time. Even if he has made a lot of not-so-great movies, alot of them have been awesome aswell. I have recently seen Safe, Parker, Killer Elite, Hummingbird and Homefront and enjoyed all of them!

    • Boatman_90

      March 3, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Yeah I enjoyed all of them as well wasn’t a fan of revolver that was shit. We definitely need crank 3

    • 123

      March 3, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Killer elite was good story action was decent too, safe was crap I thought the ending ruined it for me were the little girl kills the main bad guy was expecting a good final show down. Humming bird was boring as hell for a Statham film not what I was wanting same with wild card. Parker was terrible him putting on that accent was horrendous un watchable imo, the supporting cast was really bad jlo, that bald guy from that tv series cant remember what it was called, Statham with a wig on at the beginning lol so bad. Homefront was disappointing as well written by Stallone I was expecting a classic I read Stallone didn’t think he could physically do the role so give it to Statham dunno how had about 3 action scene s one at petrol station, one in meth lab, the finale at the house, miscast film James Franco was not intimidating to say the least very forgettable. The British movie blitz was even worse then the all the mentioned above.

      • 123

        March 3, 2015 at 10:29 am

        Alot of people were disappointed with transporter 3 as well shaky can action the weakest of the 3 even though the second was pretty bad to the aeroplane scene (awful cgi, plane nose diving then spinning around 360s). Expendables 3 alot of people didn’t like either I know his screen time was less then previous entry’s but still on his resume. I liked the mechanic though that was good Statham film good story action and ben foster was cool supporting actor, hopefully the sequel puts him bk on track maybe his new franchise.

        • Mucho Macho

          March 3, 2015 at 11:47 pm

          The most annoyin thing besides the shaky cam for me in transporter 3 was the chick.
          i was like..she needs to shut up 4 a while & get naked.

          • 123

            March 4, 2015 at 12:02 am

            Yeahhh she was annoying I thought she was ugly too could have gotten better looking actress.

        • Boatman_90

          March 4, 2015 at 12:22 pm

          I didn’t mind the three transporter films but wasn’t a big fan I dunno they came across as weak and cheesy as, not the good cheese either. I prefer stathams other films

      • Mucho Macho

        March 3, 2015 at 12:37 pm

        Damn it 1 2 3!stop sayin”Safe ” does not!’s an underrated gem! U heard me…hahaha..i love “Safe”
        “Homefront” was good too..underrated too damn it! Agree with u about Franco..he could play the role.but he needed to be more at the beginning..he should’ve fucked those kids up with the bat instead of letting them go. I like “Killer Elite”, agree with u there. Have not seen “Wild card”.
        “Parker” was fun..his accent sucked..but hey..i wasnt expecting anything

        • 123

          March 3, 2015 at 5:55 pm

          I can’t agree on safe muchooo was crappy and forgettable to me certainly not a gem and so was homefront average at best (poor bad guy, little action, miscast Franco). Parker was bad to something on the level seagal would shot out on DVD with a bunch of b list actors jlo, that bald guy, the rest of the crew, crappy accents like a comedy level. He also made a film called chaos Australian film that was really bad.

          • Mucho Macho

            March 3, 2015 at 11:48 pm

            Safe rules 1 2 3…
            Go watch it again
            i liked homefront as well

          • 123

            March 4, 2015 at 12:06 am

            Haha I mite actually watched it a while ago mite enjoy it more with a second viewing I guess.

          • Mucho Macho

            March 4, 2015 at 12:19 am

            You can do it!
            Let ur sensei guide u..hahaha
            its better than u think.

    • Mucho Macho

      March 3, 2015 at 12:23 pm


  6. 123

    March 3, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Stathams best:
    Transporter 1
    Expendables 1
    Death race
    Killer elite
    Expendables 2

    His worse:
    Humming bird
    In the name of the king
    Wild card
    Transporter 3

    • Mucho Macho

      March 3, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      I wanna see The Mechanic 2.
      Need to watch Wild Card
      Parker is good.i liked it

      • 123

        March 3, 2015 at 5:44 pm

        Hey muchooo I would pass on wild card poor film really boring i thought and as for parker that was a turd not as bad as in the name of the king but not far off ha.

        • Mucho Macho

          March 3, 2015 at 11:28 pm

          I’ll probably watch Wild Card 1 day.
          Parker was fun to me..good fight in that hotel room. I judge certain movies differently. So parker pass for what i was expecting

          • 123

            March 3, 2015 at 11:46 pm

            Yeah I would say watch if your really bored and go in low expectations and there was one scene in parker I thought was hilarious were the black guy pulls a gun on Statham ” mine bigger then yours” Statham shoots him in leg ” its not size its how you use it” lol and the hotel fight was decent Statham actually getting injured for a change was good.

  7. AlTeo

    March 3, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Glad that Statham is keeping the old guard in today’s neutered world, though I feel he needs to pick better scripts sometimes. And he deserves an iconic role, fast (he ain’t getting any younger). Honestly could The Transporter and/or Chev Chelios stand up next to John Rambo, Rocky Balboa, The Terminator, John McClane, Harry Callahan or Paul Kersey?

    • Mucho Macho

      March 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      True..but has done enough too to be considere a manly macho screen star.
      but i hear u.but remember charles bronson didn’t do Death Wish till he was in his 50’s.
      also look at Liam Nesson.
      Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Lance Henriksen are exmples of actors that didn’t start having success till later in their careers.
      so maybe The Stath has yet to peak. Haha

      • 123

        March 3, 2015 at 5:48 pm

        I think Statham has already peaked now he seems to be on the career slide the likes of seagal, van damme, dolph lungren, Nicolas cage have went. If he doesn’t get a new franchise started he be definitely heading to stdv films his last fee have been on that level anyway.

        • Vincent Everett

          March 3, 2015 at 6:37 pm

          Mark my words, the best years are yet to come.

          • Mucho Macho

            March 3, 2015 at 11:28 pm


        • Mucho Macho

          March 3, 2015 at 11:32 pm

          I liked the fact that he kept the tradition going. His movies dont cost 250 million. So they get a nice run in theaters, then dvd sales & tv rights..& his movies end up making money. His movies do very well in the international market.
          he still young..he can play suppoeting bad guys too.
          i always thought Stallone should had played more villains..but the ego got in the way

  8. New_Rodro

    March 3, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Pure bullshit. Maybe he shits on superhero films now. But only a few years before he campaigned to play Daredevil:

    …and The Crow:

    So watch your mouth, Stath.

    • BradyDeez

      March 3, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      Yeah, he may resent them now but you can’t tell me he wouldn’t take a superhero role when he was younger. There’s no way.


      March 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      Back when comic book movies were popular… shut it faggat

      • New_Rodro

        March 3, 2015 at 8:06 pm

        Sorry troll. Your argument is invalid. Maybe you should change your nickname…

      • Mucho Macho

        March 3, 2015 at 11:53 pm

        There are actually comic book properties he xan olay that are more “grounded”
        but i dont see him either with a cape.
        i hope he kicks ass as the bad guy in fast 7

    • Mucho Macho

      March 3, 2015 at 11:52 pm

      I actually wanted Scott Adkins for Daredevil.
      instead we got another boy band member lookin mofo.

  9. Barney Ross

    March 3, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Big respect to Jason Statham not because of that interview but because all this time he made mostly R rated action movies, good or bad, he did help to save the genre on his own. His movies sell very well on dvd’s.

    • Mucho Macho

      March 3, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      I agree. People bitch about Adam Sandler. But they dont get his movies come cheap compare to so many others. His films all mostly make money in the long run cause of this. I always said..some r rated movies got to keep cost down. When the budget goes up…thats when studios insist mostly on the frikkin pg13 rating.
      Action movies are the biggest sellers in the international market. Not all humor translates across the globe but every one understands a punch in the face.
      i’m a fan of the stath

  10. Wendy

    March 3, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    As a fan of both violent action films AND superhero films I’d just like to say that of course these films are for kids! Of course they’re made for money! That’s the business is it not?

    • Mucho Macho

      March 3, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      I hear u. I watch all sorts of genres.
      but i think the problem lays with the lack of variety. Marvel movies are fine..but thats seems to be the only kind of action we get nowadays.
      & thats the problem. Just 1 type of action movie.
      i give Statham respect for carryin the genre on his shouldes these past few years.

  11. TYREE

    March 3, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    What’s wrong with kids liking superheroes and paying to see them exactly, Jason?

    • Fast&Curious7

      March 3, 2015 at 5:28 pm

      What he means is that adults who pay for these kinds of stupid movies are a bunch of stupid girly man-child / faggots.

      Nothing wrong with kids paying to see these movies it’s made for them.

      • TYREE

        March 3, 2015 at 5:49 pm

        Well that’s odd because I am 20 years of age and I enjoy Stallone/Schwarzenegger action movies AND comic book movies and I’m not a girly faggot man. Grown men are allowed to see stuff like Iron Man too.

        • 123

          March 3, 2015 at 6:16 pm

          Just comes down to personal preference, I like a mixture of old school action film and superhero movies the avengers, captain America 2 and guardians of the galaxy been the best recent marvel films imo. Just a stigma thats attached to superhero movies if you like them your a girle man or a fag. But alot will have seen blade trilogy, the 3 punisher movies, dare devil and forget there marvel films too.

        • Mucho Macho

          March 3, 2015 at 11:58 pm

          Then u are a wise young men.
          a lot of todays kids dont want to learn about those movies.
          great action movies from the 80 & 90’s
          it was a golden era.
          if u need any suggestions on action movies from the past..ask away. Lots of guys here know their shit

  12. CyrusTheVirus85

    March 3, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Comic book movies are nothing but an eye sore now

    • 123

      March 3, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      There increasing year by year I read somewhere there will be 6 or 7 comic book movies a year for next 5 years.

      • Dino Bambino

        March 5, 2015 at 9:46 pm

        Like everything, Hollywood will rinse until the colors fade. When it starts getting to things like Ant-man and Aquaman, you know the comic-book era is becoming like late-’70s Disco.

        They’re going to produce the movies faster and faster with and start rebooting them ever 7 years. Then a new gen will grow up and be bored with it. Happens every time.


    March 3, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Statham is the real deal. Fuk these plastic doll movies and even if ur kids watch em they are prob fags too back in the day i watched nick nolte and stallone not girlie man shit like that

    • 123

      March 3, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      Power boothe why do you always dish out abuse to people who had different opinions to you? Proper arsehole must be said

  14. Barney Ross

    March 3, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    FAST & FURIOUS 7 – Ultimate “EXTENDED” 5 Min Trailer

  15. Mucho Macho

    March 4, 2015 at 12:12 am


  16. Anonymous

    March 4, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Not fan of comic book movies myself but Statham’s films mostly suck and they flop at the box office. His last movie didn’t even get a theatrical release in the US and it pretty much flopped overseas. He plays the same character over and over and over again to the point where you can’t differentiate between the films. He’s basically the modern day version of Steve Seagal. It’s only a matter of time that his career goes DTV. He doesn’t have charisma. He’s too bland with no range and presence.

    I recently saw John Wick and it’s better than any Statham actioner. Statham sucks ass.

    • Dino Bambino

      March 5, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      ^says Statham has no range, then praises a Keanu movie. Try putting Keanu in Snatch, or the equivalent: a Tarantino movie. Laughable.

      • Anonymous

        March 6, 2015 at 6:57 pm

        Statham plays all the characters the same way. Same mannerisms and everything. And Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (which I thought was abysmal) were ensemble movies. Statham wasn’t even in lead actor in either film and he was overshadowed by his co-stars.

        Reeves starred in Bill and Ted, Speed, The Matrix and Point Break. All these films are action/comedy classics. John Wick is yet another future cult classic. Reeves was either lead or co-lead in these films. River’s Edge, The Gift and My Own Private Idaho showed his dramatic chops. Reeves just has a far more likable presence and charisma than Statham. It’s not even close.

        There isn’t even a single Statham starrer that I would put on the level of these films. Statham is the modern day equivalent of Seagal.

        • Anonymous

          March 6, 2015 at 7:05 pm

          “Statham wasn’t even in lead actor in either film and he was overshadowed by his co-stars.”

          Correction: He was overshadowed by his co-stars in Snatch. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was crap. That movie was overshadowed by it’s crappiness.

  17. Barney Ross

    March 4, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    FAST & FURIOUS 7 (2015) – Official CLIP #1 *Fight* (STATHAM vs DWAYNE *The Rock* JOHNSON [HD]

  18. The Night Rider

    March 4, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    ‘Statham is finished’…. with small movies like Fast 7, it must be true!

  19. Barney Ross

    March 4, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    FAST & FURIOUS 7 – Ultimate “EXTENDED” 5 Min Trailer | HAN / GISELE Story HD

  20. Barney Ross

    March 4, 2015 at 5:47 pm

  21. Barney Ross

    March 4, 2015 at 5:51 pm

  22. Dino Bambino

    March 5, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Statham is the only real manly action right now.

    While there’re other worthy mentions — such as Jai White and Adkins, of course — if you go through Statham’s actionography from 2008 (when he truly started looking/sounding the part), he is only one starring in R-rated movies with good-to-reasonable budgets.

    People talk about Diesel and The Rock. Name one good R-Rated PURE action movie The Rock has led. None. While Vinny Diesel, though iconic, only has Riddick; “A Man Apart” is an action-thriller, and came out twelve years ago.

    Homefront, Death Race, Safe, Hummingbird, Parker, Cranks, Transporter II, The Mechanic, Killer Elite, Blitz.

    His only problem is the lack of a Cameron, Scott, McTiernan, or Verhoeven. Neveldine and Taylor we’re great, but they’ve since fallen off.