Denis Velleneuve joins Scorcese in criticizing the MCU
Dune co-writer and director Denis Villeneuve becomes the next filmmaker to criticize the Marvel Cinematic Universe for being too repetitive. Villeneuve began his career with modest productions like Prisoners, Enemy, and Sicario, which went on to become huge hits.
After that, he ventured to the big budget territory with Oscar-nominated titles like Arrival and Blade Runner 2049.
Opinion on Marvel movies
During an interview with El Mundo before Dune hits theatres and on HBO Max, Villeneuve voiced his opinions on MCU films. He found the movies to be way too similar to each other and that it is now beyond the list of acceptable installments.
His exact translated words were, “There are too many Marvel movies that are nothing more than a cut and paste of others.”
Following the release of Avengers: Endgame in 2019, veteran director Martin Scorcese became the first filmmaker to share his criticism on the Marvel Cinematic UUniverse. A few months back, an actor called Stephen Dorff shared his rather harsh statememts on Black Widow and said he feels sorry for it’s lead Scarlett Johansson.
While Villaneuve’s criticisms are his own opinions, there are audience who can agree that certain films follow the same recipe. But he will be facing backlash from the comic book fans, or even from his own Dune cast members such as Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, and Josh Brolin, all of whom are part of the MCU.
Chloé Zhao’s pitch
Villeneuve certainly shared his opinions at an interesting time. Chloé Zhao, who is the co-writer and director of the next MCU project The Eternals recently told Villeneuve that she used his films and stills as a pitch to join the MCU.
It will be interesting to see if Zhao agrees or disagrees to his statements.