Paul Thomas Anderson, the director, is a huge Marvel fan who lives in an MCU-obsessed family. Anderson is one of today’s most celebrated filmmakers, having directed critically praised films such as There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Phantom Thread, to name a few. Presently, Licorice Pizza is being promoted by the director, which will be released in limited theatres on November 26 and will be released on Christmas Day.
His Interview With Variety
In an interview with Variety to promote Licorice Pizza, the director was asked what films he had lately seen that he enjoyed. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Venom: Let There Be Carnage were the two films Anderson cited. While praising Shang-Chi, the filmmaker revealed that he lives in a Marvel-obsessed household and that the MCU’s continued journey is an exciting family bonding experience for everyone. Read the rest of his remarks below:
“Shang-Chi” was good fun. There’s a terrific energy about it, but I also live in a Marvel-obsessed household, so continuing the journey of these Marvel stories is exciting to us. I liked “Venom 2.”
Punch Drunk Love Director’s Views Differ From Those Of Dune‘s Director
Anderson’s views on the MCU very sharply differ from those of Denis Villeneuve, who recently blasted Marvel films for being “cut and paste” versions of one other. This isn’t the first time the director of Punch Drunk Love has defended superhero films; in 2015, he noted they often got a poor rap. Anderson is an obvious enthusiast of both smaller-scale films and big-budget blockbusters. In fact, Anderson was famously kicked out of film school after a lecturer disparaged Terminator 2: Judgement Day, a picture he considers excellent.
The MCU is one of the most successful film franchises in history, and Anderson’s remarks about his family reflect that. Marvel’s massive, intertwined tale can be enjoyed as a family, which is a vital aspect of moviegoing. While Avengers: Endgame may have marked the end of one chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase 4 promises fans exciting new adventures with new heroes and perils to face. While Anderson is promoting Licorice Pizza, he’ll sure doubt be seeing Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home with his family over the holidays.