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Why Stranger Things Actor Finn Wolfhard Won't Star In A Marvel Movie

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While Finn Wolfhard didn’t specifically say that recent MCU movies are “mid,” it would appear there are diminishing returns from the massive cinematic universe from the public at large. Movies like “Thor: Love and Thunder” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” weren’t exactly received well, and while there have been bright spots, like “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” it’s clear the days of Marvel Studios being infallible are over. And Wolfhard isn’t the only actor to criticize the franchise publicly. 

Around the same time as Wolfhard’s comments, Kristen Stewart made headlines for her take on the issue. Stewart said she would appear in a Marvel movie on one condition – if Greta Gerwig directed one. Otherwise, she said starring in one sounds like a “f***ing nightmare.” Paul Mescal, the breakout star of “Aftersun,” also had this to say of Marvel in an interview with GQ. “It’s not something that I am pining to do,” he said. “I don’t know if I would have the patience required. And I am deeply envious of people who do have that patience.”

Numerous other actors have mentioned not being interested in starring in a Marvel movie, which begs the question of why every person in Hollywood has to get a Marvel question when they’re trying to promote something not even affiliated with superheroes. Of course, the MCU likely isn’t going away entirely any time soon, and plenty of actors are likely still chomping at the bit to get in the franchise. Perhaps with the right creative team (or enough money), the likes of Finn Wolfhard could be convinced to join down the line after all.