Jodie Foster refers to Superhero Movies as a ‘Phase That’s Lasted a Little Too Long’ and ‘Hopefully People Will Be Sick of It Soon’
And continuing the lists of Actors and Directors who punch down on Superhero movies, in a new interview with Elle magazine Actor Jodie Foster mentions how superhero movies are just “a phase” and one that has gone on a bit too long for her liking. The actor, who is gaining Oscar buzz for her supporting role in Netflix’s “Nyad” as well as starring in HBO’s “True Detective” Season 4 in 2024, clarified that she’s a fan of some superhero films, but none of them are life-changing to her.
“It’s a phase. It’s a phase that’s lasted a little too long for me, but it’s a phase, and I’ve seen so many different phases,” Foster further elaborated by saying “Hopefully people will be sick of it soon. The good ones — like ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Matrix’ — I marvel at those movies, and I’m swept up in the entertainment of it, but that’s not why I became an actor. And those movies don’t change my life. Hopefully there’ll be room for everything else.”
While The Silence of the Lambs actor may be wrong that Superhero films should go away, I agree that there should be a slowdown of the genre which is what Disney is planning to do after the oversaturation from both marvel and DC movies. There should have been a “quality of quantity” practice but as with all major companies, it’s about “striking the iron while it's hot’ but in layman’s terms, greed! Too many films with not enough oversight, can damage the genre altogether *cough*The Marvels*cough*
Now Disney CEO Bob Iger is finally doing something about it, unfortunately, it took major losses for him to wake up and smell the burning building that is the Disney empire. There should be no monopolizing the box office, but instead, have more than enough genres and films that cover all bases giving the moviegoer and most importantly, the consumer a wide range of options whether its horror, drama, action, romance, comedy, science fiction, and yes comic book movies.
What say you?