James Cameron says characters from Marvel, DC movies ‘all act like they were in college’: ‘That’s not the way to make movies’

Veteran filmmaker James Cameron has criticized the character development aspect in superhero movies Marvel and DC Studios, Adding “This is not the way to make a movie”.

The director stated that the characters in these tentpole franchises lack the maturity shown in his upcoming sci-fi adventure film Avatar: The Way of Water through its protagonists Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Netiri (Zoe Saldana).

In The Way of Water, a sequel to the 2009 film Avatar, Jake and Neytiri will try their best to keep their family safe.

Zoe and Sam now play parents 15 years later. In the first film, Sam’s character leaps from his flying creature and inevitably changes the course of history as a result of this insane, almost suicidal leap of faith. Lets.” And Zoe’s character takes the leap with a limb and assumes there’s going to be some nice big leaves that can ease her fall. But when you’re a parent, you don’t think so. So for me, as a parent of five kids, I’m saying, ‘What happens when those characters mature and realize they have a responsibility outside of their own existence?'” Cameron told The New York Times. Told the newspaper.

Citing the example of Marvel and DC, the famous director said that the characters coming from these stables in spectacle films “don’t feel” relationships in a real sense.

“When I look at these big, great movies — I’m looking at you, Marvel and DC — it doesn’t matter how old the characters are, they all act like they’re in college. They have ties, but They really are not.

“They never hang on to their spurs because of their kids. Those things that really ground us and give us strength, love, and a purpose? Those characters don’t experience that, and I think this movie There is no way to create,” he continued.

Interestingly, Saldana is also a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, whereby she plays Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. The actor will reprise his role in the third part of Guardians, to be released in the summer of 2023.

In the past, out-of-genre filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola have criticized superhero films, dubbing them “theme parks” and “despicable” respectively.


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