Alejandro González Iñárritu Calls Superheroes ‘Sad Figures’

Alejandro González Iñárritu Calls Superheroes ‘Sad Figures’

Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” If anyone was holding out hope that Alejandro González Iñárritu would change his mind about directing a superhero movie, I don’t have good news for ya. The Oscar-winning filmmaker doubled down on his dislike of the tentpole genre when I caught up with him at the recent BAFTA Tea Party in Beverly Hills. Calling superheroes “sad figures,” Iñárritu said, “I see heroes every day. I see beautiful people really going through very difficult …