Emma Thompson: ‘If I see yet another Spider-Man, I’m going to have to actually hang myself’

'How many times can you make this franchise, for crying out loud?'

Emma Thompson has spoken about her mixed feelings towards huge Hollywood superhero movies.

Thompson, the only person ever to win Oscars for both acting and screenwriting, explained that it is the volume of these movies, rather than their quality, that she finds off-putting, singling about the Spider-Man franchise, which has spawned five films since 2002 and is about to be rebooted again.

“After a while, you do get a tiny bit cynical about it,” she told Vulture. “The fact that I know they’re going to win out in the end has now slightly interfered with my continuing to go to those movies. If I see yet another Spider-Man, I’m going to have to actually hang myself. I can’t do it anymore!”

She then added: “They’re all marvellous, but how many times can you make this franchise, for crying out loud?”

Thompson was cast earlier this year as Mrs Potts in Disney’s forthcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast, which will star Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. Young British actor Tom Holland has been cast as the new Spider-Man, taking over from Andrew Garfield, and will make his debut in next year’s Captain America: Civil War.

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