One of the greatest directors of all time, Steven Spielberg had some interesting things to say regarding superhero movies and the likelihood that we would still see them being as possible years from now. He compared them to westerns, stating that he thought they would probably fall by the wayside and lose their popularity. I'm not sure if Spielberg realizes the stronghold Marvel and DC have on the game right now, though.
Chris Evans plays one of the most prominent superheroes of all time, Captain America, and he clearly doesn't agree with Spielberg. Of course, his career has been heavily superhero focused and he supports the genre wholeheartedly.
Here's what he had to say to Collider about it:
"I certainly think that given the fact that technology has finally advanced, they’re always going to be looking for other films to match their technological accomplishments. Any film that can incorporate these larger-than-life characters and fantastical locations and plots, the technology wants to prove they can do it so whether it’s superhero film or fantasy in general, that’s going to surge for a while."
He also compared the superhero movies to some action films that have superhero-ish characters. Those are popular, and how different are they really though? Other than not being based on comic books. He raises a good point.
"In terms of superhero in general, existing properties that we know and love, it’s going to be a matter of the tone they strike. You could look at Jason Bourne as a superhero. You could take any superhero movie and if you ground it enough, if you make it real enough—that’s what I think [Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo] do really well. Certain superhero movies feel like superhero movies. Russo movies almost feel like human stories with a little bit of superhero sprinkled in. So you might get exhausted of the larger-than-life powers I suppose, but as long as the filmmakers keep on reinventing the flavor and the approach and the tone, audiences are going to still go."
Here is the video of his comments below:
[Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) hits theaters May 6, 2016.