Denis Villeneuve criticizes Marvel films as “cut and paste”
Sooooo … Denis Villeneuve is probably not going to direct the next one Avengers movie.
Make press for his next remake of DuneVilleneuve commented on the Marvel Cinematic Universe and their reflection on the larger state of Hollywood. Speaking to El Mundo (via The Direct), Villeneuve claimed that Marvel films are all very similar and that so many of them could even turn audiences into “zombies.”
Here is his quote:
The problem may be that we are in front of too many Marvel movies that are nothing more than a “cut and paste” of the others. Maybe these types of movies turned us into zombies a bit … But big and expensive high value movies are plentiful today. I don’t feel at all capable of being pessimistic.
It’s worth noting that most of Villeneuve’s big budget films are adaptations of existence material. Dune is obviously based on a classic sci-fi novel (and has been made into a movie once before). Blade Runner 2049 was the sequel to a cult movie that was also adapted from a beloved book. Same Arrival was based on a short story.
Admittedly, these films are quite different from each other; no one would say that Villeneuve’s films are cut and paste works. They do, however, have similar themes – in the same way Shang-Chi is quite different from, say, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Where Black Widow is different from The Incredible Hulk, although we can find similarities between all of them.
Villeneuve isn’t the first person to criticize Marvel films for their perceived uniformity. (Martin Scorsese would probably agree with everything he said.) So what? Nothing is everyone’s cup of tea. We say enjoy what you love and don’t worry if someone else doesn’t like it. If you like Denis Villeneuve movies and want to see Dune, it hits theaters and premieres on HBO Max on October 22.