Superstar actor Jodie Foster had some unkind words to say about superhero movies, and all big-budget Hollywood blockbusters for that matter, during an interview with Radio Times magazine. The Telegraph has the quote from the magazine, in which Foster says that movies have become like theme parks and studios are making “bad content” to appeal to “the masses,” comparing the damage being done to cinema as akin to “fracking.”
“Going to the movies has become like a theme park,” said Foster. “Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking — you get the best return right now, but you wreck the earth.”
“It’s ruining the viewing habits of the American population and then ultimately the rest of the world,” Foster continued, perhaps being a bit dramatic about the impact of the movies. “I don’t want to make $200m movies about superheroes.”
Of course, the superhero movies Foster is talking about are only superhero movies that don’t star Jodie Foster. Foster said she would be willing to sign on to a superhero flick herself, provided the movie had “really complex psychology.” So not Suicide Squad 2 then, we gather.