James Gunn He is one of the Hollywood directors who best knows Hollywood cinema. He will soon release ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ and then it will be his turn to focus on his plan to relaunch DC, but that has not stopped him from reaching the same conclusion as many others: superhero movie fatigue exists.
The head of ‘The Suicide Squad’ is clear that there was a before and after in the case of Marvel after ‘Avengers: Endgame’, especially after everything that happened for Thanos’ snap. In this regard, he highlighted the following in a talk with Rolling Stone:
I really want Marvel to keep making good movies. I think it’s really difficult in the wake of ‘Endgame’. There is this worldwide, universe-wide event that happened. And the truth is, the whole world would be raving mad right now. So it’s hard to write stories out of that. That’s why the ‘Guardians’ movies have been easier, because they sit a bit outside of all this.
“It has nothing to do with superheroes”
All of this leads him to the conclusion that we pointed out before, but Gunn also wanted to take the opportunity to highlight that the blame for fatigue was on superhero movies. it has nothing to do with superheroes themselves:
I think there is superhero fatigue. I think it has nothing to do with superheroes. It has to do with the type of stories that are told, and if you lose sight of the ball, which is the character. We love Superman. We love Batman. We love Iron Man. Because they are incredible characters that we carry in our hearts. And if it becomes a bunch of nonsense on the screen, it becomes very boring.
In fact, the also screenwriter of ‘Dawn of the Dead’ stresses that this It is a problem present in many blockbusters:”Most show movies tire me, the heaviness of not having an emotionally based story. It has nothing to do with whether they are superhero movies or not. If there’s no backstory, just seeing things hitting each other, no matter how clever those moments, no matter how clever the designs and visual effects, is tiring, and I think that’s very, very real. …“.