It seems like Jodie Foster (‘Elysium,’ ‘Contact’) has an opinion which might be highly controversial to those who read the site as she doesn’t appear to be a huge fan of superhero movies. Probably best known for her work as Clarice Starling in 1991’s iconic ‘Silence of the Lambs, Foster states that the only type of superhero movie she would be okay to star in would have to have a “really complex psychology.” However, most of what Marvel Studios and Warner Brothers put out probably don’t fall into that category.
“Going to the movies has become like a theme park. Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking — you get the best return right now but you wreck the earth.
It’s ruining the viewing habits of the American population and then ultimately the rest of the world. I don’t want to make $200 million movies about superheroes.”
With that kind of a budget, it seems obvious as to which studios and movies she would be referring to. It isn’t clear if Foster is lumping all big-budget films including the likes of the ‘Fast and the Furious’ franchise, Disney’s other films, etc. or if she just has a hang up on those going out to save the world in a costume. At least we know she has no problems doing lower budget work on Netflix in the always amazing ‘Black Mirror’! That clearly is a show that would fit the psychological aspect for a horror or science fiction story.
Do you agree with Foster’s opinion of superhero movies killing originality in Hollywood or are they just the latest set of popular movies in an ongoing cycle of popular big budget films? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Radio Times