Marvel directors the Russo brothers don’t let superhero fatigue get to them, say it’s a ‘generation gap’

Superhero movies have had a tough time in recent years. I’ve been on a downward spiral ever since Avengers: Endgame with both Marvel and DC.

While both studios are working to turn things around and fix broken aspects of their filmmaking processes, directors Joe AND Antonio Russo I don’t really believe in superhero fatigue.

When asked about the topic during an interview with GamesRadar, Joe believes that the current state of superhero films is due to a transformation in how the world now absorbs media.

He explained: “I think it’s a reflection of the current state of everything. It’s difficult right now, it’s an interesting time. I think we’re in a transition period and people still don’t know how they’re going to get stories moving forward or what kind of stories they will want.

He added: “There’s a big generation gap in how you consume media. There’s a generation that’s used to watching a date and going to the theater on a certain date to see something, but they’re getting older.”

Joe continued, “Meanwhile the new generation says ‘I want it now, I want to process it now,’ and then they move on to the next thing, which they process while doing two other things at the same time. You know, it’s a very different moment in time than it’s ever been.

He added: “And so I think everyone, including Marvel, is going through the same thing, this transition. And I think that’s probably what’s at stake more than anything.”

The director actually makes some good points here. At the same time, I believe that the quality of storytelling and cinema is important even if people come to spend money watching films in the cinema. People only want good stories!

Joe also went on to say that this is a problem with the world at large. As he said: “We have never collectively, globally, processed our conversation as intimately and quickly as we do now. I think that creates problems, where we over-process and no longer care about context.

He continued: “We communicate through memes and headlines, without anyone reading beyond two sentences, so everything is 100 characters or less – or 10-second videos on social media to scroll through. I think the two-hour format, the structure that is needed to make a film, is now more than a century old and everything is always in transition.

“So, something is happening again and that form is repetitive. But it’s hard to reinvent that form, and I think the next generation is looking for ways to tell their own stories that serve their own kind of collective ADHD.”

Anthony Russo then says that even if superhero fatigue was the problem, it’s nothing new. He explained: “I think it’s fatigue in general. The superhero fatigue thing existed long before the work we were doing. So, it’s kind of an eternal complaint, as we always used to cite it in our early days with superhero work “

Anthony added: “People complained about Westerns the same way, but they lasted decades and decades and decades. They were continually reinvented and taken to new levels as they went along.”

The Russian brother. have an interesting perspective on all this. What do you think of their thoughts?

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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