Avatar Creator Slams DC and Marvel Characters
With “Avatar” creator James Cameron, another star director is dishing out against the superhero franchises from Marvel and DC.
Director veteran James Cameron (68) does not have much time for the new superhero films from DC and Marvel. “When I look at these big, spectacular films – I look at you, Marvel and DC – it doesn’t matter how old the characters are, they all act like they’re in college,” he said in an interview his new film “Avatar: The Way of Water” with the “New York Times”.
“They have relationships, but really they don’t have any. They never give up their spurs because of their children. The things that really ground us and give us strength, love and purpose? These characters don’t experience that, and I don’t think so , you shouldn’t make films like that,” the filmmaker reprimanded.
The 68-year-old isn’t the first well-known critic of superhero franchises. Before him, Martin Scorsese (79, “Departed”), Ridley Scott (84, “Gladiator”), Francis Ford Coppola (83, “The Godfather”) and Jane Campion (68, “The Piano”) sometimes had considerable reservations the successful blockbusters.
“Avatar 2” eagerly awaited
“Avatar – Aufbruch nach Pandora” grossed almost three billion US dollars in 2009 and is still the highest-grossing film of all time. The long-awaited sequel to Cameron’s sci-fi saga will be released in German cinemas on December 14th. 15 years have passed on Pandora since the first part: The soldier turned liberator Jake Sully (Sam Worthington, 46) and his great love, the blue-skinned alien Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña, 44) are now parents of three Na’vi children, a human boy and an orphaned teenage Na’vi named Kiri. Curious: The latter is embodied by 73-year-old Sigourney Weaver through motion capture. Weaver’s character from part one, Dr. Grace Augustine dies from a bullet from Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang, 70).