The director of X-Men: First Class isn’t sure that anyone is going to care about superhero movies in the near future.
Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn thinks audiences are being overwhelmed with superhero movies, and that they’ll soon lose their audience. He’s currently working on X-Men: First Class, but according to him the movie could be one of the last starring superheroes that people will actually want to go out and see.
He told the LA Times that the superhero genre has “been mined to death and in some cases the quality control is not what it’s supposed to be.” Vaughn says: “People are just going to get bored of it.”
So why is he working on a superhero movie in the upcoming X-Men: First Class? He’s getting one in while people still care.
Vaughn reveals: “I’ve always wanted to do a big-budget superhero film and I think we’ve kind of crossed the Rubicon with superhero films. I think [the opportunity to do one], it’s only going to be there two or three more times. Then, the genre is going to be dead for a while because the audience has just been pummeled too much.” Vaughn also says he “could have made something a hundred times better” than the last X-Men movie, X-Men: The Last Stand, which he nearly directed. We’ll see, won’t we?
With plenty of comic book movies slated to be released in the next few years, including Avengers, Green Lantern, Thor, and Captain America, it could be a major problem for studios if Vaughn is right. Is there something about superheroes that will turn people off even if all of the movies coming out are actually worth seeing? I personally don’t think so, but then I actually read comic books, so I look forward to good comic book movies. If the products that studios put out are garbage, that’s another story.