Chris Hemsworth Reflects on Directors Critiquing MCU Films: “Tell That to the Billions Who Watch Them”

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Over the past few years, the MCU has experienced its share of highs and lows. Yet, despite these fluctuations, it remains the most successful franchise of all time. What began as a single movie in 2008 has evolved over 16 years into the expansive cinematic universe we know today, spanning both live-action films and TV shows.

However, despite its remarkable success, there’s been a noticeable trend among prominent directors to critique the MCU and superhero films in general. Renowned figures such as Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Francis Ford Coppola have openly ridiculed the premises and executions, arguing that superhero movies lack the essence of true cinema.

During the promotion of his latest film, ‘Mad Max: Furiosa’, Chris Hemsworth addressed the prevailing trend of criticizing MCU and superhero films at large. Despite landing high-profile roles in recent years, Hemsworth’s most iconic portrayal remains that of the God of Thunder within the MCU, a character beloved by countless Marvel Comics fans worldwide.

In an interview with The UK Times, Hemsworth pushed back against the directors’ critiques, asserting that the immense global fanbase of these films speaks volumes about their appeal and significance.

Those guys had films that didn’t work too — we all have. When they talked about what was wrong with superheroes, I thought, cool, tell that to the billions who watch them. Were they all wrong?

While there has been a recognized decline in the quality of recent MCU films, as acknowledged by Iger, Feige, and D’Esposito, there’s a promising shift on the horizon. With the highly anticipated release of ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ to anticipate, hailed by some as the finest comic-book adaptation to date, optimism is warranted.

Additionally, Iger revealed plans to reduce output in the coming years, aiming to elevate the quality of forthcoming projects.

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