James Cameron is facing some hilarious criticism for saying he hopes people get tired of 'Avengers' movies

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  • James Cameron told Indiewire that he was hoping for “Avenger fatigue” because “there are more stories to tell.”
  • People on the internet criticised the filmmaker, most notably for wanting to make several “Avatar” sequels.
  • Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, seemed to look on the bright side, however.

The director James Cameron is behind some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, including “Titanic” and “Avatar,” but when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’s hoping people will get tired of them.

“I’m hoping we’ll start getting ‘Avenger’ fatigue here pretty soon,” Cameron said in an interview with Indiewire.

“Not that I don’t love the movies,” he continued. “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!”

Not surprisingly, Cameron received some hilarious criticism online for his comments.

Among the backlash, people noted the fact that Cameron plans to make four “Avatar” sequels and brought up his questionable history with superhero movies – including a failed Spider-Man movie and controversial comments he made last year about “Wonder Woman,” which he called a “step backwards” because the character is an “objectified icon.”

But while the internet roasted Cameron, Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, looked on the bright side.

“Uh, he loves the movies!” Feige said told Vulture. “That’s awesome! Wow, James Cameron loves our movies! That’s exciting!”

The next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Avengers: Infinity War,” comes to theatres Friday.

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