While most of the world is excited about “Avengers: Infinity War” hitting theaters this weekend, Oscar-winning director James Cameron is hoping for superhero franchise fatigue soon.
“I’m hoping we’ll start getting ‘Avenger’ fatigue here pretty soon,” Cameron told IndieWire. “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 busy working on the next four films of the “Avatar” franchise, as well as the AMC sci-fi series “AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction.”
At least one film journalist had thoughts on Cameron’s sinister desire to see fewer Avengers at the movies:
Says the guy planning to make four sequels to his Ferngully remake. https://t.co/PuFRycCMoU
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) April 21, 2018
On Saturday, during a press event to promote the AMC series, Cameron said his upcoming “Avatar” sequels will have a story similar to “The Godfather” in that it will be a “generational family saga.”
He said that as a father of five, he imagined what “Avatar” would be like if it focused more on the families of the characters from the original film, which led him to think of Francis Ford Coppola’s legendary 1972 movie.
“Obviously very different genre, very different genre, but I got intrigued by that idea. So, that’s really what it is. It’s a generational family saga. And that’s very different from the first film,” he said. “It’s a continuation of the same characters, but what happen when warriors that are willing to go on suicide charges, and leap off cliffs on to the back of big orange toruks, what happens when they grow up and have their own kids? It becomes a very different story.”
“Avengers: Infinity War,” directed by the Russo brothers, will hit theaters on Friday. Other MCU movies coming up include “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Captain Marvel” and another untitled Avengers film, as well as the next “Spider-Man” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies.