"There are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things"
James Cameron has revealed his hope that Avengers fans will experience superhero fatigue, so that other big screen stories can flourish.
The Avatar director, who is currently developing four sequels himself, explained his apparent disdain for the”city-wrecking” antics of the Marvel films in an interview with IndieWire.
“I’m hoping we’ll start getting Avenger fatigue here pretty soon,” said Cameron.
“Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process. It’s like, oy!”
Marvel fans have been quick to point out the apparent irony of Cameron’s comments – with four Avatar sequels scheduled for release in 2020, 2021, 2024 and 2025.
“James Cameron says he hopes for “Avengers fatigue” and then likened his four Avatar sequels to The Godfather, I think that says it all really”, one user wrote on Twitter.
“James Cameron hopes avengers fatigue sets in soon. I’m with you James but let’s not forget you have like 8 Avatar movies on deck. Go take a seat”, another said.
The comments also prompted a response from Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige.
““Uh, he loves the movies!” Feige told Vulture.
“That’s awesome! Wow, James Cameron loves our movies! That’s exciting!”
Meanwhile, Avengers: Infinity War will hit cinemas later this month – with the superhero team joining forces once more to battle the intergalactic might of Thanos.