James Cameron Hopes For Avengers Fatigue, Doesn’t Understand Irony

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I saw that Avengers: Endgame and you know what? It was pretty good! Yeah, I’ll say it. I’ll die on this hill, much like the Fantastic Four died fighting Thanos in Gotham City. What a cold open! But, I do have to admit, after twenty-something movies, I cannot say that I’m particularly eager to continue down this well-trodden road. I’m open to more original intellectual properties, pursuing fresh stories, and developing new characters. Basically, what I’m saying is that James Cameron and I are the same person.

That’s right! In addition to our mutual standing as two of Hollywood’s most innovative directors, we’re both on the record for wanting new, non Avengers stuff coming out of Tinseltown. In an interview with IndieWire from last year that’s resurfaced this week, the filmmaker discussed his desires to see a world rid of the Avengers, sounding much like a particular giant purple dude in the process:

“I’m hoping we’ll start getting Avenger fatigue here pretty soon. Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process. It’s like, oy!”

The man behind some of the most bombastic action films of the 1980’s and 90’s, from T2: Judgement Day to True Lies is complaining about, basically, the action formula. You know, the thing he rode to success? Sure, he put in his time as a special effects guy, he pioneered amazing computer graphics technology, he almost drowned Ed Harris…he’s a busy guy. But, he’s also making four more goddamn Avatar movies. Avengers fatigue? At least they’re relevant, dude. Nobody is going to Disney Land for the Pandora section, ya feel me? It’s like, oy!

He goes on to talk about how his next few Avatars are gonna be family focused, like The Godfather. You know, one of the most famous films ever? Sounds original, man. My next article will be about an old man, yelling at a cloud. Or probably more Avengers: Endgame material, since it seems like it’ll soon dethrone Cameron’s self-imposed magnum opus as the highest grossing film ever released.