Francis Ford Coppola has supported Martin Scorsese’s recent comments about Marvel films, calling them “despicable”.
Scorsese recently doubled down on his comments about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, likening the films once again to a “theme park”.
Coppola’s comments came after he was awarded the Prix Lumiere in Lyon, France for his contribution to cinema.
Coppola’s comments follow a host of film stars defending the MCU, with Spider-Man director James Gunn, who said he was “saddened” that the legendary director was “judging” his films like this, and Thor director Taika Waititi, who said: “Of course it’s cinema!”
Coppola, director of The Godfather, also recently said he was “embarrassed” that the film is Boris Johnson’s favourite, adding that the new Prime Minister would “ruin the UK”.