‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Gets Shredded For Comments About A.I.-Created Movies

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The last year or so has seen such an explosion in artificial intelligence that terms such as “ChatGPT” are now relatively commonplace phrases.

One industry that A.I. is already impacting is the creative arts, as there are now A.I. tools that can create images, motion pictures, scripts, and music, which has naturally led to some discussion about whether or not artificial intelligence will be able to create its own movie one day.

And according to Avengers: Endgame director Joe Russo, that day might be just two years away.

“You could walk into your house and say to the A.I. on your streaming platform. ‘Hey, I want a movie starring my photoreal avatar and Marilyn Monroe’s photoreal avatar. I want it to be a rom-com because I’ve had a rough day,’ and it renders a very competent story with dialogue that mimics your voice,” Russo said during a recent panel, moderated by Collider.

“It mimics your voice, and suddenly now you have a rom-com starring you that’s 90 minutes long. So you can curate your story specifically to you.”

While Avengers: Endgame is obviously a landmark film, the two projects that Russo has directed since that movie, AppleTV+’s Cherry and Netflix’s The Gray Man, have been poorly received, which has led to movie fans absolutely roasting him over this A.I. comments.


Despite the fact that film fans might not love what Russo is saying, the fact remains that his comments have merit as artificial intelligence will be infiltrating most professions in the coming years, Hollywood included.

Currently, the Russo Brothers are working on their Netflix film The Electric State, which will star Stanger Things breakout Millie Bobby Brown alongside Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt.

In addition to those two in the lead roles, The Electric State — which will hit Netflix in 2024 — boasts an ensemble cast that features the likes of Ke Huy Quan, Stanley Tucci, Jason Alexander, Brian Cox, Jenny Slate, Giancarlo Esposito, Anthony Mackie, and Billy Bob Thornton.

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