Denis Villeneuve: “Marvel Movies are Nothing More Than a Cut and Paste of Others”

MOVIE NEWS – Denis Villeneuve, the director of Dune, aimed at those superhero productions while reflecting on big-budget films.


Dune’s next film is set to give rise to a new franchise based on Frank Herbert’s famous novel saga. However, on the eve of the premiere of the long-awaited first film, its director, Denis Villeneuve, commented that he does not see much good way to one of the most popular franchises today.

In an interview with El Mundo, Villeneuve addressed the making of films with a large budget. Although he defended the quality of some of those bets, he took the opportunity to raise criticism against Marvel productions.

“Perhaps the problem is that we are in front of too many Marvel films that are not more than a cut and paste of others. Maybe these kinds of movies have turned us into zombies a bit, ” said Villeneuve (via Espinof). “But big, expensive movies of a lot of value, there are so many today.”

The new adaptation of Dune naturally had a hefty budget. Still, Villeneuve assures that this is not the only example of a blockbuster with originality. During the interview, he remarked that directors like Christopher Nolan and Alfonso Cuarón had made films with “a big-budget” which are “at the same time artistically relevant”.

All in addition to ensuring that both in Dune and Blade Runner 2049, “I have never felt like a loss or an impediment to having a generous budget to do what I wanted to do.”

Of course, Villeneuve is not the first famous filmmaker to criticise the popular Marvel films. Long ago, Martin Scorsese did the same, giving rise to a controversy that has taken a long time to disappear.

In that sense, beyond speculating that Villeneuve’s words will soon generate a stir, what seems significant about this situation is that another director decided to talk about the popular franchise and criticised the lack of originality in a cohesive universe that is approaching the 30 films and now continues to grow hand in hand with several series.

Source: Espinof

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