Joe Rogan Trolls Marvel and DC Superhero Films: “Figure Out a Way to Make Every Ethnicity Inside”

Published 09/01/2023, 1:36 AM EDT

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Joe Rogan and his amusing JRE podcast have a knack for making headlines. Over the years, the now $200-million-worth Spotify podcast has grown into arguably one of the most successful platforms for jaw-dropping revelations and antics. From hordes of Russians fighting in football fields to how lead paint caused a massive IQ drop in Americans in the late 70s – the podcast covers it all!

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However, JRE’s recent discussion with Oliver Anthony, a songwriter and the current Billboard Hot 100 chart topper, took an intriguing turn. How? Well, after Rogan and Anthony started talking about how films and movies have evolved over the years – an amusing reaction from the UFC commentator sent fans into a frenzy! So, what’s all the buzz about? Let’s find out!

Joe Rogan takes an indirect jibe at superhero movies

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Joe Rogan hosted Oliver Anthony for episode #2027 of his JRE podcast. As their conversation unfolded, the duo were heard giving their two cents on their favorite movies. Around the nine-minute mark, Rogan intriguingly brought up Matt Damon and his remarks about why making movies in the 21st century poses a challenge to even the most talented actors and producers. 

The UFC icon recounted, “Matt Damon did this conversation about why it’s so much more difficult to make movies now. There’s no DVD sales anymore – and it was very interesting. And it kind of made sense. ”

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Rogan, who’s known for his candid and often humor-filled discussions, continued to share his thoughts on the modern movie landscape. In a light-hearted manner, he pointed out the challenges that filmmakers face in financing and creating successful films. He indirectly emphasized the role of superheroes in Marvel and DC-produced movies – and how they capture the audience’s attention.

Joe Rogan and Oliver Anthony take their ‘superhero’ conversation to the next level

Arguing his stance further, Rogan quipped, “If you could figure out a way to make every ethnicity inside the group of superheroes that are there – Perfect! Now, we’re good. Now we need CGI – we need aliens, explosions…”

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Oliver Anthony chimed in on the discussion, adding his perspective on the use of CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) in films. While acknowledging the benefits of CGI, he also recognized its potential downsides, particularly in scenes that may lack the authenticity of physical stunts.

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“CGI is a blessing and a curse. Because like, I don’t know – some of the best films – it doesn’t necessarily have the best stunts. You can tell where some of it is fabricated. But that’s okay – because the whole – you know the whole thing’s a fabrication when you go into it,” Anthony asserted.

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Now, as fans react to Joe Rogan’s playful jibe at superhero films and the ever-evolving landscape of cinema, it’s clear that the podcast continues to be a source of thought-provoking discussions and entertaining insights. What do you make of the UFC icon’s amusing take on superhero movies? Drop your thoughts in the comments below!

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Ashish Tiwari

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Ashish is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. With an unwavering love for the sport, he immerses himself in the thrilling world of MMA, capturing the essence of each high-octane fight and delving into the intricacies of a fighter's strategy. His in-depth knowledge and analytical approach enable him to provide unique insights into the sport.
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