The French-Canadian director, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune (2021) has been recently screened at the VFF (Venice Film Festival). The project has received some really good reactions from people, both who were familiar and unfamiliar with the source material. It helped the film to reach a general audience.

Denis Villeneuve has been spotted at several press rounds to promote his upcoming fantasy film in the last couple of months. But apparently, during an interview at the French outlet Premiere, he shared his opinion on Marvel movies.

He echoed his impression of the MCU by saying: “The problem today… Well, if we’re talking about Marvel, the thing is, all these films are made from the same mold. Some filmmakers can add a little color to it, but they’re all cast in the same factory. It doesn’t take anything away from the movies, but they are formatted.”


Villeneuve said almost the same thing to the Spanish outlet El Mundo but in harsher words. He said, “There are too many Marvel movies that are nothing more than a cut and paste of others.”

Well apparently, Marvel Studios films are fun to watch but look fairly similar. Perhaps due to the design that Marvel has created for its Cinematic Universe. The problem is, with more than 20 films in a franchise, many are going to fail the creative flourishes people would find elsewhere. Whenever a trailer for a project of MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) launches, it is difficult not to spot similar dialogue beats and visual cues that signal it is a part of the same world.

Will this impact Villeneuve from directing an MCU film? Well, the French-Canadian director was never going to make one in any way. His version of Star Wars is much of an adult Dune, for example. As far as these things and indications are concerned, the Lucasfilm franchise has been much more creative and artistic than entertaining escapist fare. Undoubtedly, there is always a space for both in this world but it is clear that what kind of projects DV errs has on his side.

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