While calling Marvel movies “despicable,” Coppola backtracked.
” Marvel movies? I don’t watch them. I tried, but it’s not cinema “. In 2019, in an interview for Empire, Martin Scorsese gave his point of view on the mcu, triggering a wave of reaction on the canvas. Reactions that could have calmed down, but that was without counting on Francis Ford Coppolawho added a layer: “ […] He’s right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration… Martin was nice when he said it wasn’t cinema . He forgot to say it was despicable. »
Samuel L. Jackson takes on filmmakers who disparage Marvel movies
A few years later, while Marvel is royally charting its course and exploding the box office with each film release, Coppola seems to be going back on his words. During an interview with variety for the 50th anniversary of Godfatherhe admits : ” I loved Dead PoolI found it amazing “. Finally, what he criticizes for these big-budget films is the lack of risk. He takes the example of Denis Villeneuve (Dunes) and Cary Joji Fukunaga (Dying can wait): “ They’re marvelous directors on a blockbuster scale. But I don’t think they will one day have the chance to make films that are close to their hearts. I think they are asked to make films that are not against the grain. We have a lot of great talent and I would give them more responsibility. They are capable of it. »
For Francis Ford Coppola, Dune and Dying can wait are partly interchangeable