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Jodie Foster says superhero movies are a phase that has lasted too long in Hollywood

Jodie Foster says superhero movies are a phase that has lasted too long in Hollywood

I take it she wasn't a fan of The Marvels?

Jodie Foster is hopeful Hollywood will soon produce more interesting content than just relying on superhero stories.

It’s no secret there’s a little superhero fatigue going on right now.

And the Oscar-winning actor is the latest to weigh in.

“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 told Elle Magazine.

Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Academy Museum of Motion Pictures / Getty Images

“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.”

Can someone please tell Ms Foster that The Matrix is not a superhero movie?

The actor’s comments come after The Marvels flopped at the box office.

Despite having a budget of $274.8 million (£217.6m), the film grossed $187.9 million (£148.8m), becoming the lowest-grossing movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Recently, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed why he believes the latest Marvel flick performed disappointedly compared to previous films.


CNBC reported that during a panel at The New York Times' recent DealBook Summit, Iger pointed fingers at the film's fierce Covid-19 restrictions.

"There wasn’t as much supervision on the set, so to speak, where we have executives [that are] really looking over what’s being done day after day after day," he said.

However, he did note that moving forward, the studio had to become more ‘realistic’ about getting bums on seats despite previous films exceeding expectations.

“I’m not sure another studio will ever achieve some of the numbers that we achieved,” Iger said at the press conference.

“I mean, we got to the point where if a film didn’t do a billion dollars in global box office, we were disappointed.

"That’s an unbelievably high standard, and I think we have to get more realistic.”

Similarly, he told Variety that the plan to roll out an influx of Marvel movies and TV shows had potentially backfired.

“There have been some disappointments. We would have liked some of our more recent releases to perform better,” Iger told the outlet.

“Not only did they [Marvel] increase their movie output, but they ended up making a number of television series, and frankly, it diluted focus and attention. That is, I think, more of the cause than anything,” he added.

Featured Image Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images. Marvel/Disney

Topics: News, Celebrity, Marvel, TV and Film