Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman & Anthony Russo Don’t Believe In ‘Superhero Fatigue’

RDJ Chadwick Russo Superhero Fatigue

While most of us don’t believe in the concept of ‘superhero fatigue’, there is a select few out there who are constantly writing about it and claiming that it is coming. Well, the cast and crew of Captain America: Civil War definitely don’t buy into it. While doing a Tumblr Q&A which was sponsored by BuzzFeed, stars Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman & co-director Anthony Russo commented on the subject with Boseman stating the following.

Absolutely not! As long as your story is character based, there is an infinite number of possibilities.

Robert Downey Jr. then commented on the matter, teasing Infinity War as something that people are definitely not going to want to miss.

Joe Russo was just pitching me some of the Infinity War stuff, so you’d better hold on to your hats. Sky’s the limit.

Finally, one half of the co-directing duo behind the film, Anthony Russo shared some more extensive thoughts on the matter.

The beauty of superhero movies is that there are always more stories to tell. You can go anywhere with the genre. With Winter Soldier we mashed up genres by making a political thriller. With Civil War we are doing a psychological thriller. Infinity War will be something else entirely. And other filmmakers are finding new ground all the time. You can go epic, or you can do small and intimate character work. You can do real world or fantasy world. I think we can all look forward to many more years of surprising and original superhero movies.

Some very cool comments from the three, especially Russo. Do you believe in ‘superhero fatigue’? Or do you believe that that concept is just a myth? Sound off with your thoughts on the subject in the comments section below.

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  • unpaidpundit

    I think Chadwick Boseman is excellent in “Gods of Egypt,” a movie that is much more entertaining than the critics led me to believe. Boseman is a good choice to play a thoughtful T’Challa.

    • SAMURAI36

      GOE isn’t bad because of the story, it’s bad because of the poor casting, ethnic-wise.

      • Nick Crawford

        What race are gods? Get what you are saying, it may have felt more grounded and “believable” if the culture those beliefs stem from are represented in the casting, but, it is crazy to really nitpick this to that extant.

        • SAMURAI36

          What an asinine question.

          Deities are always depicted as the race of the people who believe in them. Nobody asks what race the Greek Pantheon is, and if they were to be portrayed as anything other than Caucasian, the world would be in an uproar.

          But Afro-Asiatic deities are being portrayed by lily-white people, and somehow this is considered “nitpicking”.

          Gotcha.

          • Nick Crawford

            “Deities are always depicted as the race of the people who believe in them…”

            First off, really? Always? Second, so what? Does that mean every artist to portray these characters moving forward can’t use their own artistic license and must follow a set up rules system? So silly.

          • SAMURAI36

            First off, really? Always?

            Yes, always.

            History 101:

            The Ancient Egyptian deities were always depicted as Afro-Asiatic (same as the people creating those depictions), up until the end of the new kingdom, when Eurasians and others began their invasions.

            Second, so what? Does that mean every artist to portray these characters moving forward can’t use their own artistic license and must follow a set up rules system? So silly.

            Yes, “so silly”. But sure, those “artists” (LOL at that term being used here) can indeed do whatever they want. Doesn’t mean that people are going to agree, and/or enjoy it. And therefore, these “artists” shouldn’t get mad when people don’t turn out to support it.

        • theheartsleeves

          Nitpick? Right.. Nitpick… and yet people went nuts when one Norse God was cast as Black?

          Fake Blond Jesus… just silliness. Nitpick… wake up.

          • SAMURAI36

            Precisely.