In his statements about Argylle, Vaughn talked about the Cavill’s character, how he cast his own cat in the movie, and how he was inspired by Romancing The Stone. When the conversation turned to “the problem with superhero movies,” Vaughn made interesting remarks.
Vaughn, who said he really liked The Flash, said he was saddened by the movie’s box office failure and said he didn’t know if it was due to “superhero fatigue”. He also said that Muschietti, the director of the movie, was unfairly treated.
It’s not the genre that matters, it’s that the movie is good
Saying that this situation led him to question himself on the subject, the director emphasized that the debate about superhero films is not about the genre itself, but about the quality of the films, and said: “I genuinely don’t know what’s happening with the superhero in the sense that, I do think, maybe we all need a little bit of time off from it. Maybe someone will make something so great that we will get excited again and remind everybody that just having identical ways of making superheroes… Superhero films are films. It’s a film that has superheroes in it. I think what happened was that they became superheroes, and the film part wasn’t that important.
When you’re making a superhero movie, you sort of have to work harder because you’ve got to make people believe it. That’s why X-Men First Class was pretty grounded. We set it in the Cuban Missile Crisis; they had relatable human problems.”
Stating that CGI technology he said, “I think CG’s f–ked up everything as well, because you feel like you’re watching a video.”
Vaughn explained his ideas about current heroes and said, “I think James Gunn and Saffron they’ve got a good chance of popping, and hopefully, Feige will go back to less is more and make less films and concentrate on making them great.”