Cinema or Child’s Play? That is the question Marvel Studios has had to face recently. This month Marvel fans were dealt a one-two punch at the hands of Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. At that start of the month, Scorsese compared the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to theme park rides. Coppola backed this sentiment while being interviewed by journalists in France by claiming that “we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration.” Coppola went on to say that Marvel films never fulfill those promises of real cinema and are, therefore, “despicable.” Ouch.
I’m late to the game but, I knew Disney and Sony couldn’t stay mad at each other for too long. Spider-Man rejoins the MCU for at least one more movie. After that, I’m sure there will be some more negotiating between the two companies. I really hope that Sony can continue to knock it out of the park with their Spiderverse films to prove to Disney that they are capable of standing on their own two feet.