"Even if I'm playing a superhero, it has to be steeped in reality"
- Michael Fassbender
About this Quote
This quote by Michael Fassbender talks with the importance of grounding a character in reality, also if they are a superhero. Fassbender is suggesting that also when playing a personality with superhuman abilities, the personality must still be believable as well as relatable. He thinks that the target market must be able to get in touch with the personality and also recognize their inspirations and feelings. Fassbender thinks that the very best way to do this is to make sure that the personality is rooted in truth. This indicates that the character ought to have realistic reactions to scenarios, and that their actions must be credible. Fassbender thinks that this is the vital to producing a successful superhero character. By ensuring that the character is credible as well as relatable, the target market will certainly be able to get in touch with them and also understand their inspirations.
"I mean, first of all, let me say whichever superhero first came up with the idea of wearing a cape, he wasn't really onto anything good. The number of times I'm treading on that damn thing or I throw a punch and it ends up covering my whole head. It's really not practical"
"I haven't done a great deal of it but this was a chance to do more and bring it to that part of the business and even more so, but the fact that it was a black superhero was really the catalyst to me"
"I haven't done a lot of things in my career that my kids can watch, because they are 8, 6 and 3, and they are pretty young; so given the concepts that the film was about a superhero, it was a black superhero, and it was a father and son type partnership"