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Jodie Foster Hopes Superhero Movie Fatigue Will Set In Soon: 'Those Movies Don't Change My Life'

The actor called the dominance of superhero movies in recent years 'a phase that’s lasted a little too long' in an interview with 'Elle' magazine.

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In a recent interview with Elle magazine, Jodie Foster called the dominance of superhero movies in recent years a "phase," one that's overstayed its welcome in her opinion.

The Nyad actor explained:

“It’s a phase."
"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."

While Foster recognizes the entertainment value of some of the films, she added that the movies aren't life-changing.

“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. Hopefully there’ll be room for everything else.”

Some people on social media understand Foster's position on superhero movies.

Others, however, argue that not all films have to be life-altering. Sometimes, people just want a feel-good movie with some action and a little humor.

So what film has most recently met Foster's life-changing standard of cinema?

That would be last year's Best Picture Oscar-winning Everything Everywhere All At Once starring Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis, which racked up seven Academy Awards, 11 nominations and over $140 million worldwide.

Foster gushed:

“The Daniels. They made my favorite movie perhaps of all time, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once.'"
“That’s the film that I will return to over and over again whenever I feel depressed or sad.”

She continued:

“I first saw it with one of my sons, and we held hands and pinched each other and cried for 45 minutes afterward."
“And then I saw it with my other son a week later, and it just opened a portal of connection and understanding and hope."
"He started telling me everything from his high school that he’d never told me, and we were walking in the rain crying and opening up. And I was like, ‘This is what film can do.'”

Up next for Foster is headlining True Detective Season 4 set to be released January 14, 2024 on HBO.

Her movie Nyad released last month is currently streaming on Netflix.