Denis Villeneuve has just shared his surprising opinion on Marvel Cinematic Universe films and people have a lot of things to say about the comments. Not surprisingly, other filmmakers are chiming in and District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has fired back at Villeneuve with a spicy comment of his own.
It was previously reported that Villeneuve had shared his thoughts on the popularity of comic book movies. "There are too many Marvel movies that are nothing more than a cut and paste of others," the Dune director said.
In a separate interview, he stated that "the problem today… well, if we're talking about Marvel, the thing is, all these films are made from the same mold. Some filmmakers can add a little color to it, but they're all cast in the same factory. It doesn't take anything away from the movies, but they are formatted."
The comments drew a lot of criticism from fans who are strongly defending MCU flicks. Interestingly, Blomkamp also saw what Villeneuve said and the Chappie director retweeted a post about the news.
It's easy to understand why Blomkamp reacted the way he did. After all, Marvel films focus on certain characters at a time and each character has their own unique story arc. Nevertheless, it would be interesting to learn more about Villeneuve's views on comic book movies.
Blomkamp's most recent project Demonic was released on August 20, 2021. Villeneuve's adaptation of Dune is set to premiere in theaters and on HBO Max on October 22, 2021.
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