James Cameron is feeling the wrath of the internet after a comment he made to IndieWire criticizing the Marvel Cinematic Universe went viral. While promoting his upcoming AMC series “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction,” the “Titanic” and “Avatar” director said that he hopes the industry starts getting tired of the “Avengers” storyline because “there are other stories to tell.”
“I’m hoping we’ll start getting ‘Avenger’ fatigue here pretty soon,” Cameron said. “Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process. It’s like, oy!”
Cameron’s comments immediately earned backlash online, with many fans finding the irony in the fact that Cameron is urging for “other stories” at the same time he’s filming four “Avatar” sequels and producing the next “Terminator.” The statement even reached Marvel head Kevin Feige thanks to Vulture, but Feige isn’t letting Cameron bring him down ahead of the release of “Avengers: Infinity War.”
“Uh, he loves the movies!” Feige said, choosing to only focus on the positive part of Cameron’s statement. “That’s awesome! Wow, James Cameron loves our movies! That’s exciting!”
The “Avengers” comment is hardly the only time Cameron has courted controversy in a recent interview. The director made headlines last year for criticizing “Wonder Woman” by saying the film did not break any new ground and singling out Gal Gadot’s “bustier costume that was very form-fitting.”
Head here to read Cameron’s full interview with IndieWire. The first of Cameron’s four “Avatar” sequels is scheduled for release on December 18, 2020.
I think James Cameron is a great filmmaker who should never talk about other people’s movies. YOU DON’T LIKE SUPERHEROES, JIM. WE GET IT. STOP CRYING, KING OF THE WORLD.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) April 21, 2018
James Cameron’s last good film was True Lies. If I cared about what a guy chasing oscars with mediocre big budget yawnfests thought about the movie biz in 2018, I’d still go to Ridley Scott first.
— Jake Tucker (@_JakeTucker) April 23, 2018
Who’s stopping James Cameron from telling his stories? https://t.co/5cGpSytKIy
— BryanEdwardHill (@bryanedwardhill) April 22, 2018
“there are other stories to tell” in science fiction, says James Cameron, who can’t wait to make 90000 more Avatar movies where he continues to rip off Roger Dean pic.twitter.com/CKcdOn4qZe
— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) April 22, 2018
James Cameron’s SPIDER-MAN script featured a bondage sex scene where Peter webbed Mary-Jane to a bridge and then banged her.
So, you know. There’s that. https://t.co/KnqzvsvpvM
— DrewMcWeeny (@DrewMcWeeny) April 22, 2018
The world needs more James Cameron movies and fewer James Cameron interviews.
— Keith Calder (@keithcalder) April 22, 2018
Okay, I have a deal for #JamesCameron. If he stops saying dumb stuff about other folks’ popular movies, I will keep saying nice things about TITANIC and AVATAR and rooting for AVATAR 2 to kick all of our asses.
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) April 22, 2018