Ethan Hawke, A Villain? This Can't Be!

Ethan Hawke our beloved indie film master has gone over to the dark side...? It is true. With the upcoming release of The Black Phone. Hitting Theaters June 24, 2022

Hawke has recently begun appearing as a villain in movies which has his fan base confused and intrigued to say the least! In a recent Entertainment Weekly interview Hawke stated:

I was always a little apprehensive; there's a certain kind of actor that really excels in that universe, and I'm still not sure I'm one of them ... The uber-rich villain mastermind isn't interesting to me. I love the ones who believe that they're a good person and that's why they have to kill you. That I find really terrifying.


I've always had this theory that when you teach an audience how to see the demon inside you, they don't un-see it for the rest of your career. Jack Nicholson can be playing an accountant and you're still waiting for him to explode like he did in 'The Shining.' But I realized I'm on the other side of 50 and it's time to put a new tool in the tool kit. Villains might be my future.

The film had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 25, 2021 where Vic Stah Milien and I both watched in complete terror as we saw out cool 90's fan favorite get very dark. I will be the first to say this movie is a full blown thriller that you will not soon forget.

Rating: 8 out of 10.