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Saturday, 12 August 2017 08:01

Valerian Director Luc Besson Calls Captain America Propaganda, Fires Back At Superhero Movies

Written by  Cinemablend

Between the DC Extended Universe, Marvel Cinematic Universe, and X-Men franchise, there are innumerable superhero movies being produced or developed at any given time. This has led some critics to coin the term "superhero fatigue", whereas the genre will become so saturated and predictable that they'll all blend together for a stale blob of people in capes.

And while filmmakers seem to be aware of this and are attempting to create unique projects, iconic director Luc Besson is taking umbrage on the entire genre, especially Marvel's Captain America. The Fifth Element director simply can't believe that the franchise was produced at all, believing the the very name of the character to be offensive. He said,

What bothers me most is it's always here to show the supremacy of America and how they are great. I mean, which country in the world would have the guts to call a film Captain Brazil or Captain France? I mean, no one! We would be like so ashamed and say, 'No, no, come on, we can't do that.' They can. They can call it Captain America and everybody think it's normal. I'm not here for propaganda, I'm here to tell a story.

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