But he doesn’t quite go full Martin Scorsese, who recently wrote an edifying op-ed for the New York Times clarifying his statement that Marvel movies are “not cinema. ” Bong has a better, fashion-related reason. “I have a personal problem,” the director told Variety. “I respect the creativity that goes into superhero films, but in real life and in movies, I can’t stand people wearing tight-fitting clothes.
When asked about the quality of Marvel films and whether or not he agrees with legendary directors like Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola about their lack of it, Bong was extremely diplomatic. “I have so much respect for Scorsese and Coppola, and I grew up studying their films,” he said. “So I fully understand the context of their comments and I respect their opinion.
Neon CEO Tom Quinn pointed out that Bong did have a bit of a Marvel moment with his dystopian epic Snowpiercer–it did star Chris Evans, aka Captain America. “Chris Evans slips on a fish,” the director replied. “I don’t think that is Marvel’s sensibility.
Bong Joon Ho is not a fan of spandex. https://t.co/5llX049KF1— W Magazine (@wmag) November 19, 2019