Cannes 2023 has been the talk of the town lately, with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars making an appearance, including Brie Larson, who is part of the jury in this edition. During a press conference, Larson was asked about whether superhero films should be screened at the festival.
Larson is known for her versatility and talent in the entertainment industry, having achieved international recognition thanks to her Academy Award-winning performance in the film Room. She also played the superhero Carol Danvers in the hit Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel.
The Cannes Film Festival is known for presenting a diverse selection of productions, ranging from hard-hitting dramas to edgy arthouse films. However, there is strong resistance from the organizers when it comes to showing superhero films, as they are usually considered productions oriented towards mass entertainment and commercialization.
When asked about the inclusion of superheroes in Cannes, Larson offered her opinion, saying, “No matter the budget, the movie is the movie.” She expressed excitement about seeing the films on display, which are sure to have a wide range and scope, citing that as part of what makes the festival so special.
While some believe the question to Larson was malicious, others think that the actress has carefully focused on keeping her image clean without scandals that could damage her reputation. Marvel Studios cinema, on the other hand, has achieved enormous success thanks to several key factors, including creating a coherent and interconnected cinematic universe, balancing humor, action, and drama, and faithfully adapting beloved characters and stories from the comics.
Although it’s highly unlikely that we’ll see superhero movies at Cannes in the future, Marvel Studios remains one of the wealthiest initiatives in the industry, with the best box office in the world in its pocket. Fans can look forward to their upcoming film releases, including Captain America 4, which will feature Seth Rollins as the villain.