Tim Burton is well-known in the superhero fan community as the guy who directed the first two Batman films in the 90s. In a lot of ways, the director is responsible for setting the dark and serious tone of Batman on the big screen.
Burton, who stopped making superhero films after Batman Returns, recently revealed that he's tired of the current overflow of superhero films by Marvel and their storytelling style, reports Yahoo Movies.
"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?" said Burton.
"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?"
Burton feels that the current crop of superheroes are a lot more disturbed and dark than his version of Batman – for which he faced a lot of criticism.
"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."
The director went on to say that even though he wouldn't mind attempting another superhero film, the fact that there's an overload of such movies, keeps him away from that genre.
"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."