Legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola is on Martin Scorsese’s side when it comes to Marvel movies.
Earlier this month, fanboys lost their cool when iconic film director Martin Scorsese compared Marvel movies to theme parks. This sparked a long discourse online regarding the merits of Marvel films and if Martin Scorsese was just an old man who couldn’t get with the times or if he was onto something. Directors like James Gunn chimed in on what they thought regarding Martin Scorsese’s comments on Marvel films and that seemed to be the end of the discourse.
In Lyon, France, whilst receiving the Prix Lumiere for his contribution to cinema, Francis Ford Coppola backed up Martin Scorsese on his Marvel comments. Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola changed the Hollywood landscape in the ’70s and ’80s with hits like Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver, The Godfather, and Raging Bull.
Francis Ford Coppola’s comments weren’t as nice as Martin Scorsese’s and they’ve already gone viral. You can check out what he had to say regarding Marvel movies and Martin Scorsese’s comments below.
“When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he’s right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration. I don’t know that anyone gets anything out of seeing the same movie over and over again. Martin was kind when he said it’s not cinema. He didn’t say it’s despicable, which I just say it is.”
Francis Ford Coppola’s comments regarding Marvel are cruel but fans should also keep in mind that the studio system has drastically changed because of Marvel films. Mid-budget pictures like Apocalypse Now don’t get made anymore, resulting in most movies either being high-brow, niche indie films that flop in a wide-release or a $200 million superhero movie that makes millions.
Auteurs like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola don’t get the chance to execute their visions these days because their films don’t feature actors in spandex suits fighting giant blue beams shooting out of the sky. That being said, modern-day films are still taking inspiration from filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese. The $700 million-grossing Joker was literally inspired by Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy.
What are your thoughts on Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese’s comments on Marvel films? Comment below and let us know.
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.