Actress Jodie Foster says the glut of superhero movies that has dominated the multiplex for much of the past fifteen years is “a phase”, and one that’s gone on too long for her.

Speaking with Elle magazine whilst recently co-starring in Netflix’s “Nyad” and about to be seen next month in the lead role in HBO’s “True Detective: Night Country,” she says she’s a fan of some of the superhero films out there but none of them are the reasons she got into the business:

“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. 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.”

She also spoke about one genre film that has become one of her favorites – namely A24’s Oscar Best Picture winner “Everything Everywhere All at Once”:

“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.

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.’”

Foster hasn’t appeared in a superhero movie to date and has been very selective about projects she’s appeared in over the past decade or so. She was last seen in 2021’s “The Mauritanian,” 2018’s “Hotel Artemis” and 2013’s “Elysium”.

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