Michelle Rodriguez Trash Talks Marvel, The Internet Responds

A video of Michelle Rodriguez commenting that there are too many Marvel movies is recirculating, and Twitter users are calling the Fast X actress out.

By Charlene Badasie | Updated

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A video clip of Michelle Rodriguez criticizing the Marvel Cinematic Universe at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 has resurfaced, and fans are not happy. “How many Marvel movies can you make? Like, come on, guys. At some point, we’ve got to get innovative with this,” the Fast X actress tells an interviewer.

Footage of her comments went viral, with folks accusing her of being a hypocrite since she is part of the Fast and Furious franchise. One person mimicked Michelle Rodriguez’s Marvel comments, asking, “How many FF movies can you make, like come on, you guys. At some point, we gotta get innovative with this.” Other comments shared the sentiment.

It’s not uncommon for people to experience superhero fatigue due to the number of movies that have been released in recent years. As such, Michelle Rodriguez’s Marvel comments reflect a sentiment some individuals share. However, unlike the Fast Saga, Marvel’s cast and stories constantly change, creating a more varied experience for audiences.

Meanwhile, the Fast and Furious saga, a high-octane franchise that began with a focus on street racing, has been criticized for its formulaic approach. The series, which features Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, showcases fast cars, adrenaline-fueled chases, and daring heists. While it initially captivated audiences, its repetitive nature left viewers craving more innovative storytelling.

Once the flagship franchise ends, Universal Studios is taking the Fast and Furious franchise in new directions with a range of spin-offs. Among them is a female-led Fast and the Furious movie, which is rumored to be in development. There has also been chatter about a spin-off focusing on Cipher (played by Charlize Theron), indicating a desire to delve deeper into the Fast universe.

Additionally, the unexpected return of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the franchise opens up the possibility for a sequel to Hobbs & Shaw. Johnson had previously stated that his time as the charismatic Luke Hobbs had come to an end. But fans may see him reprise the role following his post-credits cameo in Fast X, further expanding the Fast and Furious universe. While it’s unclear if Michelle Rodriguez is attached to any of these potential projects., her Marvel comments are still uncalled for.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Michelle Rodriguez has made questionable comments about Marvel and DC. In 2015, the actress came under fire for saying that people of color should stop “stealing white superheroes.” Her remarks came after her name was in the running for a now-defunct Green Lantern reboot.

After realizing that her words were offensive, Michelle Rodriguez issued an apology on Facebook, saying her words were taken out of context. She explained that all she meant was that there are many cultures in Hollywood that can come up with their own mythology. “Instead of turning a girl character into a guy, or trying to turn a white character into a black character, people should develop their own mythology.”

Meanwhile, Fast X starring Michelle Rodriguez, is currently playing in theaters, competing against Marvel’s current release, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Fast X is directed by Louis Leterrier from a script by Dan Mazeau and Justin Lin. The story follows Dom Toretto as he confronts a dangerous opponent with the help of his family.

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