Marvel films are hideous and have nothing to do with cinema: In the fall of 2019, two director grandmasters caused a stir with their criticism of Marvel films in particular and current blockbuster cinema in general: Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola .
Of course, Scorsese’s and Coppola’s statements have been truncated and taken out of context. A little later, Coppola made it clear again that he wanted his criticism not only to be understood specifically for Marvel, but also for franchise cinema in Hollywood in general, which in his eyes rarely took a risk and that’s all it was about To make money while at the same time missing what distinguishes cinema: an enlightenment, a gain in knowledge, an inspiration.
The statements of the two master directors are of course unaffected by this , but also a criticism of the Marvel films — not exclusively, but very clearly formulated. It therefore seems all the more surprising that Coppola actually also liked a Marvel film: namely » Deadpool «.
World Cinema / Disney Francis Ford Coppola is a «Deadpool» fan.
Coppola revealed this in an interview with the US industry magazine Variety , which mainly deals with the director’s long career, his view of filmmaking and his planned project » Megalopolis «, which he wants to finance himself with 120 million dollars.
«Deadpool»: A risky heart project
So a big risk — and maybe that’s exactly the explanation why Coppola emphasizes «Deadpool» of all the many, many Marvel films. Because even if you can hardly believe it today due to its great success: » Deadpool» was actually a certain risk for Studio Fox — a superhero film with US age rating for adults was still considered a sure flop a few years ago.
After many, many years in development and despite the tireless efforts of lead actor Ryan Reynolds , Deadpool only got the green light after a concept short film directed by Tim Miller was released and met with rave reviews on the internet.
In the end, Reynolds, Miller and Co. were still able to shoot «Deadpool» — with a much smaller budget than most superhero films (namely «only» 58 million), but exactly the way they wanted it.
And that’s something Coppola might like, too, as he once again expressed his regret in an interview with Variety that even such «wonderful filmmakers» as Denis Villeneuve («Dune») and Cary Joji Fukunaga («James Bond : No Time To Die») didn’t get the chance to do the «movies in their hearts».
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