Black Widow star Florence Pugh has joined the ranks of MCU actors who have defended the superhero franchise amid the criticism it has been receiving from fans and filmmakers alike. Speaking with Total Film, Pugh spoke about the beauty of the massive, epic storylines that franchises like the MCU and Dune are telling, emphasizing that they are amazing, mega movies. She also expressed her desire to be a director in the future, adding that she needs to learn more in perfecting her craft.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a hot topic of conversation lately, with notable filmmakers like Martin Scorsese and Denis Villeneuve criticizing the franchise for its lack of originality and depth. However, stars like Tom Holland, James Gunn, Tobey Maguire, and Mark Ruffalo have been vocal in their support of the MCU, and now Florence Pugh has joined their ranks.
Pugh’s comments about the beauty of the massive, epic storylines of franchises like the MCU and Dune make sense, as these types of movies offer a type of entertainment that is not often found in smaller, independent films. While these mega-blockbusters may not be for everyone, they do offer a unique form of escapism that can be enjoyable for fans of the genre.
It is also worth noting that Pugh’s desire to be a director in the future is a testament to the creative freedom and opportunities that franchises like the MCU can offer. With Marvel allowing its talent to recreate each piece to their own style and likeness, it is clear that the studio is invested in nurturing the talent of its actors and creatives.
As the MCU’s Phase 5 continues to expand, it will be interesting to see how more actors and filmmakers respond to the criticism that the franchise has been receiving. However, with stars like Florence Pugh defending the superhero genre, it is clear that the MCU is here to stay. Fans can look forward to seeing Pugh reprise her role as Yelena in Marvel Studios’ Thunderbolts, which is set to premiere in theaters on July 26, 2024.Follow us to get free & fast MCU Movies/Shows Leaks & News