Following the recent critiques made by both Martin Scorsese and Francis Coppola toward Marvel Studios, yet another Marvel Cinematic Universe actor has chimed in on the matter. This time, Doctor Strange lead Benedict Cumberbatch has offered his thoughts on the prolific directors' comments.
"What’s great about this, I know there’s been a lot of debate recently with very fine filmmakers coming to the fore saying that these film franchises are taking over everything, but lucky us actors who get to do both kinds of variety of either polarity of budgeting," Cumberbatch said on The Jenny McCarthy Show.
"I agree we don’t want one king to rule it all and have a kind of monopoly," he continued. "Hopefully, that’s not the case and we should really look into supporting filmmakers at every level."
Cumberbatch isn't the only person attached to the MCU to respond to Scorsese and Coppola. Other Marvel actors who have addressed the critiques include Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson and Karen Gillan. Most recently, Disney CEO Bob Iger released a statement of his own.
Benedict Cumberbatch most recently appeared as the Sorcerer Supreme in Avengers: Endgame. He is set to reprise his role when Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness releases on May 7, 2021.