Superheroes may have met their greatest adversary — Jodie Foster.

The 55-year-old has claimed Comic book movies are ruining cinema.

In an interview with Radio Times Magazine, the actor and director slammed the likes of Marvel and DC production as the cinematic equivalent of fracking.

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‘Going to the movies has become like a theme park,’ she said.

‘Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking  — you get the best return right now but you wreck the earth.’

She continued: ‘It’s ruining the viewing habits of the American population and then ultimately the rest of the world.

The two-time Oscar winner, who directed the likes of Nell, The Beaver, The Brave One and Money Monster, insisted she didn’t want to make ‘$200m movies about superheroes.’

However, she would consider a superhero protagonist if they had ‘really complex psychology’.

Foster, who also directs an episode of the latest season of Netflix’s Black Mirror, claimed its creator Charlie Brooker was her favourite producers to date because of his polite demeanor — something she says is atypical in Hollywood.

‘This sounds crazy but of all the things I’ve done as a director, I’ve never had as nice a collaboration with a producer as this one,’ she said.

‘It may be the English thing. I like the way Charlie says, “It might be nice if…” or “Perhaps we could…?” We’re having a conversation, as opposed to somebody being bossy.’

She added that in Hollywood, there is a certain ‘lack of respect’ for directors — unless you are ‘untouchable’ like  Steven Spielberg or Clint Eastwood.