James Cameron is sick of superheroes — but blue human hybrids are just fine.
The legendary director said Saturday that he’s a fan of the Marvel movies, but he doesn’t want them on his movie screen anymore.
“I’m hoping we’ll start getting ‘Avenger’ fatigue here pretty soon,” Cameron, who’s doing press for his “AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction” docuseries, 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!”
But the 63-year-old director is out of luck: Early estimates for the “Infinity War” box office say the Marvel movie could bring in $ 235 million in its opening weekend, which would put it behind just “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Cameron, meanwhile, is currently working on four more “Avatar” movies, sequels to his 2009 “Pocahontas” lookalike that grossed about $ 77 million its first weekend in theaters.
The first of the sequels is currently scheduled for 2020.
Cameron also has a checkered past with Marvel after his failed Spider-man projects in the 1990s. Fresh off “The Terminator” and “Aliens,” but before his career-defining “Titanic,” Cameron made a deal with Carolco Pictures to buy the rights to a film about the swinging superhero, but the production company went bankrupt and Sony eventually swooped in and launched their own franchise with Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi.
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