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Superhero movies are always going to draw a crowd.
Despite usually knowing how the movie will end, fans turn out in waves to see Spider-Man, The Avengers and Iron Man films. But one Hollywood actress is very over the whole save-the-world movement: Emma Thompson.
The Oscar winner used to enjoy the action-packed flicks, but lately she has become tired of them; namely because they're reboots of the same franchise. "I loved the original Superman with Chris Reeve because there was a real tongue-in-cheek-ness to it," she told Vulture, but their constant appearance at the theater is getting old.
"After a while, you do get a tiny bit cynical about it," she added.
The lack of originality and surprise is what frustrates the Saving Mr. Banks star. "The fact that I know they're going to win out in the end has now slightly interfered with my continuing to go to those movies," she explained. "If I see yet another Spider-Man, I'm going to have to actually hang myself.
"I can't do it anymore! They're all marvelous, but how many times can you make this franchise, for crying out loud?"
Even Andrew Garfield, the last star to take on the arachnid role, couldn't picture himself doing it again. "The pressure to get it right, to please everyone...it's not going to happen...You end up pleasing no one, or everyone just a little bit," he told IndieWire's The Playlist.
"Like, 'Eh, that was good.' [The films are] mass-marketed...That's canning Coke. So, that aspect of it was a bummer. Especially for the group of us trying to infuse it with soul, trying to make it unique, something that was worth the price of entry. It was about authenticity, flavor, and truth," he added, "but at the same time, I understand people want to make a lot of money, and they're going to spend a lot of money so the playpen can be as big as it was. I can't live that way; it sounds like a prison, to be honest, living within those expectations."
Although he'll never star in the franchise again, Garfield is looking forward to seeing Tom Holland take over the role.
"He's just a brilliant actor," Garfield told E! News a few weeks ago. "I can't wait to watch. I just can't wait to be a fan again and just watch and enjoy myself watching."