Benedict Cumberbatch spoke with Jenny McCarthy and while interviewed, agreed with Scorcese and Coppola’s assessment there's danger in Marvel films.
Clearly, Cumberbatch is doing well for himself, and largely in part to his portrayal of Dr. Strange in the standalone films and the Avengers series of movies. That said, he's a well-respected actor taking on all kinds of roles.
He didn't go so far as to say the films weren't good. In fact, he was quite generous as to the amount of work that goes into them and that they, of course, have their place in the movie world. But, the star agrees with the pair of directors, and that there should not be type of movie or "king to rule it all".
The actor weighed in on the conversation while on SiriusXM, saying: “I know there’s been a lot of debate recently with some very fine filmmakers coming to the fore saying these film franchises are taking over everything." He added, that's it's great to be in the area as an actor where he can be a part of both worlds where budgets are so different, but added, "We don’t want one king to rule it all and have a monopoly and all that, and it’s hopefully not the case and we should really look into continuing to support auteur filmmakers at every level."
Cumberbatch Being Taken Out Of Context?
Some have written about these comments and twisted the interview to suggest Cumberbatch is bashing the Marvel franchise or saying the movies aren't good. He's not doing that at all. What he's suggesting is that there's a need to keep room for all types of films in the industry and that it wouldn't benefit anyone if only Marvel-types movies were made because they create so much revenue at the box office.