Updated December 26th, 2023 at 11:00 IST
Ferrari director Michael Mann says viewers are 'getting tired' of superhero movies
Michael Mann said while he personally doesn’t have any issues with superhero films, audiences are getting tired of it.
Superhero movie discourse appears to be in a perpetual state of flux, with a large number of supporters and opponents. Several directors have been requested to offer their opinions on the matter after Martin Scorsese's remarks about the Marvel Cinematic Universe went viral on multiple occasions. It appears that Michael Mann has a different perspective.
Michael Mann believes the audience is getting tired of superhero movies
During his appearance on The Playlist's The Discourse podcast, Michael Mann discussed Marvel Studios and the possibility of producing a superhero movie in the future. The filmmaker said while he personally doesn’t have any issues with these films, audiences are getting tired of it.
Michael said, “There’s some studies that I’ve done within the industry… people are kind of getting tired of superhero movies and are becoming more interested in pictures like Heat, if you like.” In other words, he probably won't ever direct a superhero movie, but not because he has any deep-seated objections to superhero movies.
“I only make films that I feel passionate about and that placed me a little bit more on the frontier. That’s where I do my best work. I’d like to be a journeyman director, go from film to film to film, but I don’t think I’d be very good at it. It doesn’t get my blood running,” said Michael.
James Gunn about superhero fatigue
Previously James Gunn has also weighed in on the topic of superhero fatigue. The filmmaker admitted it is a possibility that audiences are getting bored of the superhero projects, however, he was quick to point out it's not the number of superhero projects but the type of stories being told that are causing the fatigue.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Gunn said, “I think there is such a thing as superhero fatigue. I think it doesn’t have anything to do with superheroes. It has to do with the kind of stories that get to be told, and if you lose your eye on the ball, which is character.
Published December 26th, 2023 at 11:00 IST