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Cillian Murphy slams comic book movies as he and Jamie Dornan joke about teaming up for a Rice Krispies flick


He starred in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy but Cillian Murphy is sick of comic book movies.

The Cork-born star thinks Hollywood needs to take a step back from superhero films and come up with some new ideas.

Speaking to Vulture, he said: “Have they exhausted every single comic book ever? I don’t know where they’re coming from anymore.

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“It was a different time back when we made Batman Begins. I think that Chris [Nolan] has to take credit for making that trilogy of films. I think they’re so grounded in a relatable reality.

“Nobody in those films ever had a superpower. It’s a slightly heightened level of storytelling, where New York is Gotham, and no one did anything magical. Batman in his movies just did a lot of push-ups and was, like, British. So that’s what I loved about them.

“My kids love the Marvel movies, but I don’t know. I don’t watch them.”

And Cillian joked that Hollywood is so desperate for ideas right now, it will soon be making a movie about Rice Krispies.

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During a joint interview with Anthropoid co-star Jamie Dornan, he said: “I reckon they’re going to make a movie of Rice Krispies starring Snap, Crackle, and Pop. I’m hoping to play Crackle.”

Jamie added: “I’ll play Pop.”

Now we just need another Irish star to take on the role of Snap!