Another day, another director was asked about the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an interview. Director Denis Villeneuve is currently doing a ton of press for his upcoming sci-fi movie Dune, is set to release in the United States on October 22.
With so many stars and such a complex story and world, the film is big budget and makes use of special effects. But this is not Villeneuve’s issue with MCU movies.
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as stated before, Dune It is scheduled to premiere later in October. The film stars Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica (Paul’s mother), Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides (Paul’s father), Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Jason Mamoa and many other famous names. starts in. It is based on the 1965 novel of the same name and was already in 1984.
This remake is already set as “Part One” and in the far future on the desert planet of Arrakis. “Dune” is another name for the planet. Paul is the nobility and in charge of the only thing worth any value on this planet. As you can imagine, this can come with a lot of pressure and dangers.
Villeneuve directed Dune And not the first remake or sequel he has done. He also directed blade runner 2049 in 2017. hitman Another film starring Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin is also directed by Villeneuve.
In a new interview, Villeneuve shares his unflinching opinion on Marvel movies
Again, despite Villeneuve not being a newcomer to big-budget movies, his merits really stand out in Marvel movies. in an interview with World (Via Prima facie) On September 16, Villeneuve expressed regret that the Marvel movies are too formulaic and overdone that they have recently taken what if…? Monster: Zombie.
“Maybe the problem is that we’re facing a lot of Marvel movies that are nothing more than ‘cut and paste’ of others,” Villeneuve said. “Maybe these kinds of movies have turned us into zombies a little bit… But today very big and expensive movies are too valuable. I don’t feel capable of being pessimistic at all.”
However, he had some good things to say about blockbuster films that make money and which he still considers artistic or worthy of praise.
“Think of the Golden Age of Hollywood, to see that commercial films could make a different artistic proposition and, therefore, political,” he said. “I’ve never felt like a disadvantage or a hindrance to having a generous budget to do what I wanted to do. The upside. Who said a film on a big budget can’t be artistically relevant at the same time? ? I’m currently thinking of people like Christopher Nolan or Alfonso Cuarón.”
So while Villeneuve has no issues with the budgets of MCU movies, he just doesn’t like their repetitive nature. Or the repetition that exists in his opinion. He told the French publication Premiere The Marvel movies are “made of the same mold” as of September 14th.
“Some filmmakers may add a little color to it, but they are all cast in the same factory,” he said. “It doesn’t take anything away from movies, but they are formatted.”
Chloe Zhao actually used pictures from Villeneuve’s previous films to pitch ‘The Eternal’, an MCU movie coming out in November
The extra shine he mentioned is probably in reference to the praise he gave to fellow director Chloe Zhao, who is directing The Eternal.
“I’m your biggest fan,” she told him Harper’s Bazaar conversation earlier this month. “I think it’s genius that Marvel approached you because you’re the aesthetic opposite.”
It still feels like a backhanded compliment to Marvel while raising Zhao. And then she shared that he’s a huge inspiration to her too, actually using stills from some of her movies to pitch. The Eternal.
So in a strange turn of events, Villeneuve inadvertently influenced a Marvel movie. Hopefully, he’s not too formulaic; At least he can’t say that places and sets are not.
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