Jodie Foster calls superhero movies a 'phase that's lasted a little too long'

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Jodie Foster recently shared her perspective on superhero movies in a candid interview with Elle magazine.

While some have embraced the superhero genre, Foster believes it's merely "a phase" that has persisted longer than expected.

Despite her appreciation for select superhero films like Iron Man and Black Panther, Foster emphasizes that they do not hold a life-changing impact for her. Instead, she anticipates a shift in the cinematic landscape that accommodates a broader range of storytelling.

In her interview with Elle, Foster reflected on the popularity of superhero movies and their presence in contemporary cinema.“It’s a phase. It’s a phase that’s lasted a little too long for me, but it’s a phase, and I’ve seen so many different phases,” Foster said. “Hopefully people will be sick of it soon.

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Foster, a seasoned performer with a diverse body of work, has witnessed numerous shifts and trends in the industry over her long career.

While Foster appreciates some superhero films, she does not find them transformative or life-changing. Despite acknowledging the entertainment value of movies like Iron Man, Black Panther, and The Matrix, Foster's connection to cinema runs deeper. She became an actor for reasons beyond the allure of superhero blockbusters, and her passion for storytelling extends beyond the confines of the genre.

Foster hopes that the dominance of superhero movies will eventually wane, making room for a more diverse cinematic landscape. While she recognizes the appeal of these films, she says that they do not define her relationship with acting or filmmaking. Foster looks forward to a future in which storytelling encompasses a broad spectrum of genres and narratives, ensuring there is "room for everything else" in the world of cinema.

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Foster also revealed the profound impact of a recent film that touched her heart and soul. Everything Everywhere All at Once, an A24 family saga, significantly affected Foster. The movie garnered critical acclaim and grossed over $100 million worldwide. It also earned seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

The Daniels, the filmmakers behind the movie, created a work that Foster considers one of her all-time favorites. She describes the film as a transformative experience, capable of eliciting powerful emotions and fostering connection.

Everything Everywhere All at Once became a source of solace and communication between Foster and her sons, prompting heartfelt conversations and revelations.

For Foster, the film exemplifies the profound impact that cinema can have on individuals and relationships. It transcends the boundaries of entertainment, becoming a medium for understanding, connection, and hope.

Foster's experience with this film reinforces her belief in the transformative potential of storytelling, even in a landscape dominated by superhero blockbusters.

While Foster hasn't appeared in a superhero movie, she remains an acclaimed and versatile actress. Her latest project, Nyad, is currently available for streaming on Netflix.

Foster is set to headline the highly anticipated True Detective Season 4, scheduled to launch on HBO on January 14, 2024.

As she continues to contribute her talent to the world of entertainment, Foster's perspective on cinema's evolving landscape remains a valuable insight into the industry's ever-changing dynamics.

Featured image credit: Jon Kopaloff / Getty

Jodie Foster calls superhero movies a 'phase that's lasted a little too long'

vt-author-image

By VT

Article saved!Article saved!

Jodie Foster recently shared her perspective on superhero movies in a candid interview with Elle magazine.

While some have embraced the superhero genre, Foster believes it's merely "a phase" that has persisted longer than expected.

Despite her appreciation for select superhero films like Iron Man and Black Panther, Foster emphasizes that they do not hold a life-changing impact for her. Instead, she anticipates a shift in the cinematic landscape that accommodates a broader range of storytelling.

In her interview with Elle, Foster reflected on the popularity of superhero movies and their presence in contemporary cinema.“It’s a phase. It’s a phase that’s lasted a little too long for me, but it’s a phase, and I’ve seen so many different phases,” Foster said. “Hopefully people will be sick of it soon.

size-full wp-image-1263239285
Credit: Amy Sussman / Getty

Foster, a seasoned performer with a diverse body of work, has witnessed numerous shifts and trends in the industry over her long career.

While Foster appreciates some superhero films, she does not find them transformative or life-changing. Despite acknowledging the entertainment value of movies like Iron Man, Black Panther, and The Matrix, Foster's connection to cinema runs deeper. She became an actor for reasons beyond the allure of superhero blockbusters, and her passion for storytelling extends beyond the confines of the genre.

Foster hopes that the dominance of superhero movies will eventually wane, making room for a more diverse cinematic landscape. While she recognizes the appeal of these films, she says that they do not define her relationship with acting or filmmaking. Foster looks forward to a future in which storytelling encompasses a broad spectrum of genres and narratives, ensuring there is "room for everything else" in the world of cinema.

size-full wp-image-1263239287
Credit: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty

Foster also revealed the profound impact of a recent film that touched her heart and soul. Everything Everywhere All at Once, an A24 family saga, significantly affected Foster. The movie garnered critical acclaim and grossed over $100 million worldwide. It also earned seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

The Daniels, the filmmakers behind the movie, created a work that Foster considers one of her all-time favorites. She describes the film as a transformative experience, capable of eliciting powerful emotions and fostering connection.

Everything Everywhere All at Once became a source of solace and communication between Foster and her sons, prompting heartfelt conversations and revelations.

For Foster, the film exemplifies the profound impact that cinema can have on individuals and relationships. It transcends the boundaries of entertainment, becoming a medium for understanding, connection, and hope.

Foster's experience with this film reinforces her belief in the transformative potential of storytelling, even in a landscape dominated by superhero blockbusters.

While Foster hasn't appeared in a superhero movie, she remains an acclaimed and versatile actress. Her latest project, Nyad, is currently available for streaming on Netflix.

Foster is set to headline the highly anticipated True Detective Season 4, scheduled to launch on HBO on January 14, 2024.

As she continues to contribute her talent to the world of entertainment, Foster's perspective on cinema's evolving landscape remains a valuable insight into the industry's ever-changing dynamics.

Featured image credit: Jon Kopaloff / Getty