Twenty five years ago, Tim Burton jump started the modern superhero movie with his take on Batman. There wouldn’t really be a Marvel Cinematic Universe, or a Nolan Batman trilogy, if he didn’t create the modern superhero blockbuster. Now Burton says he doesn’t get the Marvel model.
Speaking with Yahoo Movies in the UK, Burton had this to say:
“Marvel, they have their thing and there’s a certain formula to it all which seems to still be working,” Burton told Yahoo Movies while promoting his new film ‘Big Eyes’.
“But how many times can you say ‘you’re wearing a funny costume’ with the tights and stuff? That’s been going on for 20 years now.”
“Yes, we all know that superheroes are damaged individuals. Maybe we need to see a happy superhero?”
“I remember ‘Batman’ getting so much flak and criticism at the time for being too dark and now 20-30 years later, it now looks like a light-hearted romp, it’s such a strange thing to go through.”
Anyone who has actually seen a Marvel movie would see that he’s making no sense with that statement. I mean just look at this dark and gloomy Marvel movie, which ended up being the top grossing release of 2014: