“It’s an understandable gripe”: Jodie Foster Gets Fan Support After Her Open Disdain for MCU That Has Made Many Marvel Fans Upset

Netizens supported Jodie Foster after she received backlash from CBM fans for her comments on superhero films being a temporary trend.

Jodie Foster Gets Fan Support After Her Open Disdain for MCU That Has Made Many Marvel Fans Upset

SUMMARY

  • The Silence of the Lambs alum Jodie Foster recently shared her gripe on the dominance of superhero films, and some Marvel fans weren't happy.
  • The superhero genre has birthed flashy high-budget endeavours that have shaped popular culture for many years.
  • While the production of these movies isn't a recent trend, their oversaturation in the market sure is.
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The Silence of the Lambs alum Jodie Foster recently shared her gripe on the dominance of superhero films, and some Marvel fans weren’t happy. The superhero genre has birthed flashy high-budget endeavors that have shaped popular culture for many years. While the production of these movies isn’t a recent trend, their oversaturation in the market sure is.

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Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs
Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs

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It has given way to a phenomenon many film critics and audiences have based their debates and discussions around—the superhero fatigue. Not only has the discourse surrounding these films piqued the general public’s interest, but prominent personalities in Hollywood have additionally voiced their qualms about the genre.

One such noteworthy figure who recently commented on how the superhero phase has lasted a bit too long is Jodie Foster.

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Jodie Foster’s Complaint About Superhero Films

Jodie Foster's take on superhero films
Jodie Foster’s take on superhero films was met with criticism!

In an interview with Elle Magazine, actress Jodie Foster, a notable personality within the film industry and a two-time Oscar winner, was requested to share her thoughts on the dominance of superhero films. In her candid response, the Taxi Driver star echoed a sentiment that many have articulated before. While she has enjoyed some attempts spawned by money-making giants like the MCU, she deems the trend of superhero flicks a “phase that’s lasted a little too long.”

Following was her statement:

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“It’s a phase that’s lasted a little too long for me, but it’s a phase, and I’ve seen so many different phases. Hopefully, people will be sick of it soon. The good ones—like Iron Man, Black Panther, The Matrix—I marvel at those movies, and I’m swept up in the entertainment of it, but that’s not why I became an actor. And those movies don’t change my life.”

Jodie Foster in Panic Room
Jodie Foster in Panic Room

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While this is a gripe that has been enunciated periodically by several other established Hollywood celebrities, Marvel and DC fans have responded to these assertions with similar disdain. Some CBM enjoyers believe labeling a whole genre as a “phase” simplifies its existence before its heyday. Superhero movies are not a fad birthed in the late 2000s. They’ve existed for decades.

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Some others expressed that movies don’t necessarily have to be transformative, life-altering experiences. They can merely serve to entertain the masses. 

The actress’s statement drew considerable criticism. However, it also garnered support from those who shared or empathized with her perspective. Although brutal, Foster’s qualm was deemed reasonable.

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Jodie Foster’s Stance Receives Support

Jodie Foster in Elysium
Jodie Foster in Elysium (2013)

On Twitter, commenters emphasized why Foster’s viewpoint is understandable and not entirely erroneous. The actress has decades of experience and has witnessed numerous stages and cycles of the industry. Superhero movies have been around for a while, but only recently have they become ubiquitous.

A noticeable decline in the story and production quality, coupled with the oversaturation of back-to-back commercial failures, has alienated a lot of once ardent followers of these franchises. People witnessing these developments in the industry are bound to have their opinions influenced unfavorably.

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Following are a few tweets that showcase netizens’ support for Jodie Foster:

Superhero movies are a popular topic of discussion among internet users, often leading to heated debates. It is important to recognize that these debates are based on subjective opinions and personal preferences. Big-budget superhero endeavors might not be to everyone’s liking. That shouldn’t deter its enjoyers from cherishing it.

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Read also: Anthony Hopkins’ Cruel Mockery of Jodie Foster’s Accent Almost Made Her See Red!

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Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Debdipta Bhattacharya is a content writer at FandomWire, where she has written more than 500 articles on various topics of interest. She possesses a sincere passion for popular culture, anime, film production, and the evolving world of YouTube and streaming culture which has allowed her to be a devoted and well-informed writer. Debdipta holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication. She has honed her skills and expertise in content writing with over two years of experience and strives to learn and grow daily.