The filmic universe of the Avengers is close to celebrating fifteen years of existence, and at the moment it promises to remain at the top of the audiovisual industry for much longer. Such hegemony is what has generated (and will continue to generate) a series of debates and reflections: how these multimillion-dollar mega-productions came to change the paradigm of making, distributing and exhibiting cinema. What’s more, unforgettable are Martin Scorsese’s words that the Iron Man and Captain America movies can’t even be called “cinema.” And recently, it was the turn of the veteran Christopher Walken to express their feelings about the successful Marvel Studios franchise.
To begin with, the actor The Sniper Y Catch Me If You Can He assured that, to date, he has not received any offer to join any future title of the House of Ideas (via ScreenRant). On the other hand, he also provided an opinion on how the blockbusters The current ones monopolize the money and the exhibition spaces that many other more modest productions need.
“No one has asked me to do a Marvel movie,” Christopher Walken stressed. “But I think it’s a shame [porque en lugar de] a movie that costs $200 million dollars, dozens of smaller movies could be made with that money.”
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«[También] it’s a shame that if you make a movie now, it’s unlikely to be seen in a cinema, unless it’s one of those big [producciones]. Smaller movies are more likely to go straight to the small screen.”
In 2022 alone, there has already been a diversity of criticism of Marvel, coming from famous personalities. For example, director Roland Emmerich assured months ago that superhero films violate originality. And almost on par, the legendary Francis Ford Coppola stated that the MCU is always the same movie: “a prototype that is replicated over and over again” (via).
More recently, the stars of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen, came out in defense of Marvel Studios. In particular, of all the talent involved in their productions.
“I’m not saying we’re making independent art films. But demeriting the work of our team is what bothers me, “said Olsen (via). “These are some of the most amazing set designers, costume designers and camera operators. I feel like diminishing them with that kind of criticism takes away from all the people who make award-winning movies and also work on these projects.”
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Christopher Walken will soon be seen as Emperor Shaddam IV in the sequel to dunes, directed again by Denis Villeneuve. In addition, the septuagenarian histrion comes from starring in the acclaimed first season of severityApple TV Plus original series.
Christopher Walken’s entry laments Marvel hoarding money and theaters was first published in Cine PREMIERE.