Famed television and indie film director Ken Loach is the latest filmmaker to offer harsh criticisms of Marvel Studios films.
"They're made as commodities like hamburgers, and it's not about communicating and it's not about sharing our imagination," Loach told Sky News. "It's about making a commodity which will make a profit for a big corporation - they're a cynical exercise."
Several Marvel filmmakers and actors have spoken out against the harsh words made by Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, including James Gunn, Karen Gillian, Natalie Portman and Samuel L. Jackson. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot director Kevin Smith even noted that Scorsese "made perhaps the biggest superhero movie ever made," referring to the 1988 film The Last Temptation of Christ.
Loach's most recent film, 2016's I, Daniel Blake, won the Palme d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival. He won the same award in 2006 for his film The Wind That Shakes the Barley. Meanwhile, Sorry We Missed You premiered at Cannes in May and is set to release in the United Kingdom in November.
The next film release for Marvel Studios is Cate Shortland's Black Widow solo film, which will premiere on May 1, 2020.