Matthew Vaughn states the obvious: too many superhero movies

08.06.10 7 years ago 16 Comments

That there are too many superhero movies being made is sort of obvious, but it’s still nice to hear Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Layer Cake) say it, because Hollywood people are usually full of sh*t and terrified of offending anyone. Matthew Vaughn isn’t, and that’s probably why he makes better movies.

“[Superhero movies have] been mined to death and in some cases the quality control is not what it’s supposed to be,” Vaughn said. “People are just going to get bored of it.”
“I’ve always wanted to do a big-budget superhero film and I think we’ve kind of crossed the Rubicon with superhero films,” Vaughn said. “I think [the opportunity to do one], it’s only going to be there two or three more times.”
“Then,” he added, “the genre is going to be dead for a while because the audience has just been pummeled too much.”
“It is a crowded room,” Vaughn said “It’s too crowded.”

I like how he says that like it’s a bad thing.  It’s obvious for people like you and me, but if you’ve ever noticed when you’re going out to bars or clubs, stupid people like the ones that are the most crowded, because otherwise they can’t tell they’re having fun.  It’s the same with movies.  Vaughn is currently in pre-production on X-Men: First Class. He had been in talks to direct the third X-Men, which would’ve been awesome, but they went with Brett Ratner instead, and the rest, as they say, is Cheeto-stained history.

Vaughn didn’t shy away from slagging on Ratner’s film: “As it happens, I could have made something a hundred times better than the film that was eventually made,” Vaughn told the Daily Telegraph. “It sounds arrogant, but I could have done something with far more emotion and heart.” [via LATimes’ HeroComplex]

Arrogant?  No.  I think what you meant was “demonstrably true.”

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