With Marvel’s upcoming “The Marvels,” “Candyman” director Nia DaCosta will make her superhero directing debut. This “Captain Marvel” sequel pairs Brie Larson’s titular superhero with Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau from “WandaVision” and Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan from “Ms. Marvel.” The director told Total Film Magazine, “I think superhero fatigue absolutely exists, The biggest difference from the other MCU movies to date is that [‘The Marvels’ is] really wacky, and silly. The worlds we go to in this movie are worlds, unlike others you’ve seen in the MCU. Bright worlds that you haven’t seen before.”
Producer Mary Livanos explained, “The Avengers’ movies are these epic conclusions to chapters of storytelling, whereas this is a team-up within the narrative that we didn’t necessarily expect for Marvel, usually, you wait for characters to show up all together in ‘Avengers’ movies. We were excited to design a team-up featuring characters that women from all walks of life could relate to.”
James Gunn, who wrote and directed the “Guardians” trilogy and is now in charge of the new DC Universe, made such remarks in a Rolling Stone interview he gave in April.
“I think there is such a thing as superhero fatigue,” Gunn said. “I think it doesn’t have anything to do with superheroes. It has to do with the kind of stories that get to be told, and if you lose your eye on the ball, which is character. We love Superman. We love Batman. We love Iron Man. Because they’re these incredible characters that we have in our hearts. And if it becomes just a bunch of nonsense onscreen, it gets really boring.”
Producers and writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller of “Spider-Verse” told Rolling Stone earlier this year that “superhero fatigue” is not to fault for some comic book films not living up to expectations.
“I don’t believe it’s super superhero fatigue, I believe it’s a movie that feels like a movie I’ve seen a dozen times before’ fatigue,” Miller said. “If you’re using the same story structure and the same style and the same tone and the same vibe as movies and shows that have come before, it doesn’t matter what genre it is. It’s going to be boring to people.”