Continuing doing press for “Big Eyes,” filmmaker Tim Burton spoke with Yahoo UK and was asked about the possibility of him returning to the superhero genre. He reveals that there might be another film of that type in him but he’s not sure. He’s also concerned about people getting sick of the current dominance of the genre:
“Marvel, they have their thing and there’s a certain formula to it all which seems to still be working, but how many times can you say ‘you’re wearing a funny costume’ with the tights and stuff? That’s been going on for twenty years now. Yes, we all know that superheroes are damaged individuals.
Maybe we need to see a happy superhero? I think there is [another superhero film in me], but I don’t know. You think we need more superhero movies? It keeps on going. It’s amazing how long it’s been going for and it just keeps getting stronger and stronger. Some day people will get sick of it.”
Meanwhile, speaking with MTV, Burton was also asked about the second “Beetlejuice” and whether actress Winona Ryder might reprise her role of Lydia Deetz in the film. He says:
“Oh yeah, yeah yeah yeah. Oh yeah, oh yeah. Yeah yeah, oh yeah. I worked with [Ryder], I hadn’t seen her in awhile… and she was so great. I was so happy to see her. So those kinds of elements mean something to me. Michael, and her… and that character, I just miss it, there’s some freedom about that character that I love.”
Burton’s comments follow on from some made by Ryder last year which hinted that she would be included in the follow-up.