Joker Star Slams Comic Book Movies As Being For 'Grown, Male Child Nerds'

Marc Maron, who will appear in Todd Phillips' Joker, has shared some controversial opinions about comic book movie fans.

“I have some issues with them and, no, I generally don’t like them. I don’t wanna be bullied into seeing those movies," the comedian said about comic book films during an interview on Conan. "I’m a grown-up, I’m not seven, and I think those movies are for grown, male nerd childs.”

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The statement was met with a series of boos from Conan O'Brien's audience. “Take the hit! You guys are in charge of culture," Maron returned. Though Maron's statements were presented in a humorous way, he could be alienating himself from some comic book movie fans.

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In Joker, Maron will portray Arthur Fleck's agent Ted Marco. Maron is a longtime stand-up comedian and has had roles on Glow, Easy, Girls and The Simpsons. He also hosts the successful podcast WTF with Marc Maron.

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Though the main character of Joker is based off the villain from DC Comics, Todd Phillips's film is said to be unlike any other comic book movie and may even cause some controversy of its own.

Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais and Shea Whigham. The film arrives in theaters Oct. 4.

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