Does Matthew Vaughn think Marvel Studios should focus on quality over quantity?

Matthew Vaughn, the director of “Kick-Ass” and “X-Men: First Class,” is no stranger to the superhero genre. As the conversation around “superhero fatigue” continues, he has a suggestion for Marvel Studios and DC.

In an interview with Screen Rant, Vaughn expressed his thoughts on the matter. He believes that both Marvel Studios and DC can benefit from a less-is-more approach. He specifically mentioned James Gunn and Peter Safran having a good chance of succeeding, and hopes that Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will focus on making fewer films and concentrating on making each one great.

In addition to his point about reducing the number of films, Vaughn also believes that reliance on CGI has negatively affected superhero movies. He states that CGI has “f***ed up everything” by making the films feel like video games, which prevents the audience from truly connecting with the characters. However, he does give credit to the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise for creating memorable characters like Groot and Rocket.

Vaughn’s surprise at the box office results of “The Flash” adds another layer to the conversation. Despite personally enjoying the film, he wonders if superhero fatigue played a role in its underperformance. He acknowledges the complexity and unique filmmaking of “The Flash,” pointing out that director Muschietti did not receive enough credit for what was achieved.

Vaughn’s suggestions come at a time when the superhero genre is expanding rapidly. With numerous films and franchises vying for attention, it can be challenging to create standout movies that resonate with audiences. By strategically reducing the number of films and focusing on quality, Marvel Studios and DC could potentially alleviate concerns about superhero fatigue.

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