Recently, Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron expressed hope in there being some sort of fatigue in regards to films such as The Avengers dominating the market, explaining that he wants different stories to tell with the sci-fi genre. With the prominence of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to producer Kevin Feige, some have taken Cameron’s comments to be dismissive and having a twinge of jealousy.
But Feige has a surprising response to Cameron’s comments. During the Avengers: Infinity War press junket, Feige found something positive within Cameron’s calls for “Avengers Fatigue”:
“Uh, he loves the movies! That’s awesome! Wow, James Cameron loves our movies! That’s exciting!”
Feige was responding specifically to Cameron’s preface to his “Avengers Fatigue” comments in which he said the following:
“[It’s] not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on, guys.”
Feige has a passion for cinema beyond his experience with superhero films, and despite Cameron’s comments on the state of comic book films, hearing that one of the most influential filmmakers of the modern age enjoys the films he produces far outweighs the calls for fatigue.
How would you respond if you were in Feige’s position? Would you have focused on the positive elements of Cameron’s comments? Perhaps you would criticize Cameron’s calls for fatigue? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the MCU.
Here is the synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War:
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner and Paul Rudd.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27, 2018.