Bill Condon contributes to a new USA Today article about some of the “heroes” featured at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, and that they might not fit the stereotypical hero description.
The undead men of True Blood, as well as vampire Edward Cullen and lovelorn werewolf Jacob Black in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight book series, have become key heroes in pop culture, especially to women. Bill Condon, director of the final two Twilight movies,Breaking Dawn, Part I (out Nov. 18) and Part II (Nov. 16, 2012), sees Cullen and Black as part of a long tradition of rooting for the noble monster, dating to the originalFrankenstein film in 1931.Read more at USA Today.
“We’ve always had a complicated relationship toward monsters. Don’t you feel like in every Dracula movie, you’re sort of wanting him to get away with it?” Condon says, laughing.
Even the creatures that used to be considered villains have been given a chance to tell their side of the story, Morrison says.
“Vampires are the good guys now — in fact, they’re not just good guys, they’re sex symbols. These things, you used to run away from them in the middle of the night. Now the girls are running to meet them.”