If you’re waiting for Jodie Foster to direct or appear in a superhero movie, don’t hold your breath. The Academy Award-winning actress did not mince words when she expressed her thoughts on superhero pics and similar blockbusters.
In an interview with the magazine version of Radio Times (via DailyMail), Foster, who recently directed the “Arkangel” episode in the fourth season of Black Mirror, did not hold back when talking about movies of the Marvel and DC variety saying, “Going to the movies has become like a theme park.”
She added, “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.” Then in a final jab she said, “It’s ruining the viewing habits of the American population and then ultimately the rest of the world.”
The actress-turned-director made it clear that she does not want to make “$200 million movies about superheroes” and that CGI and that sort of “spectacle” is not the reason why she makes movies. “I feel like I make movies because there are things I have to say in order to figure out who I am or my place in the world, or for me to evolve as a person.”