James Cameron is a fan of the Avengers movie franchise, but hopes the superhero genre of movies will become out of fashion "pretty soon." In a press conference reported on by IndieWire, the Avatar director believes that the success of the superhero genre has stymied other kinds of movies.
“I’m hoping we’ll start getting Avengers fatigue here pretty soon," Cameron said. "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!”
Cameron is currently writing and directing four Avatar sequels, producing a new Terminator film as well as the Battle Angel adaptation. His busy schedule, he admits, makes him not the best judge of the audience's taste currently, however.
"I would say I don’t have a good sense, my finger on the pulse of the zeitgeist today because I haven’t had a TV show or movie out recently," added Cameron. "So I don’t know where tastes are going in respect to science fiction.”
During a private press event this weekend, Vulture brought up Cameron's comments to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige who found a silver lining in the quote.
"Uh, he loves the movies!” Feige said. "That’s awesome! Wow, James Cameron loves our movies! That’s exciting!”
Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters this Thursday evening.