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ANOTHER Oscar winner has emerged to slate superhero movies
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ANOTHER Oscar winner has emerged to slate superhero movies

ANOTHER Oscar winner has emerged to slate superhero movies
Photo: © ANP

Jodie Foster laments the current era of superhero movies, believing it has gone on far too long.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe started in 2008 with Iron Man, and since then there have been dozens of movies released as well as plenty of accompanying television shows. There is also the flurry of releases from DC Comics, too.

The sheer amount of content has led to the term 'superhero fatigue' being coined.

Several high-profile names in Hollywood have criticised the superhero fad in recent years, including Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola.

And, Foster agrees with her peers.

"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," the Oscar winner told Elle Magazine.

"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."

Foster is a rare breed in Hollywood at the moment, as the group of actors yet to appear in a comic book movie is increasingly small.

Disney looking to get MCU back on track

Disney executive Bob Iger insists his number one priority is to get the Marvel Cinematic Universe back on track.

Critically, the MCU is going through a bit of a lull as projects like Thor: Love and Thunder, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania did not receive as positive reviews as previous entries in that world.

More recently, Secret Invasion was critically panned, while The Marvels endured the worst ever opening for a MCU feature.

Iger believes Marvel has focused more on quantity instead of quality.

"Quality needs attention to deliver quality, it doesn't happen by accident. And quantity, in our case, diluted quality - and Marvel has suffered greatly from that." the Disney CEO said at the New York Times DealBook summit.

"I would say right now my number one priority is to help the studio turn around creatively. There has to be a good reason to make them (sequels).

"Often, the story is not as strong as the original story, that can be a problem, but it just has to have a reason, you have to have a reason to make it beyond commerce. There has to be an artistic reason to make it, and we’ve made too many."

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