James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy , among others, has responded via Instagram to the criticism Francis Ford Coppola expressed on superhero films. He states that the genre is not for everyone.
Gunn places his argument as a reaction to statements by Coppola. The director called super hero films 'reprehensible' in a reaction to statements by director Martin Scorsese. "Martin was nice when he said it wasn't cinema. He didn't say it was reprehensible. That's exactly what I think," said Coppola.
Gunn makes a comparison with the past. "Our grandfathers thought the same thing about gangster movies in their time. They thought these films all the same and called them" reprehensible. "Our great-grandfathers said the same about westerns again," he says.
"Superhero films are today's gangster, cowboy and extraterrestrial films. Some superhero films are terrible and others are beautiful. Just like westerns and gangster films. Not everyone can appreciate them, even some geniuses and that's okay," the director concludes, who is currently working on the successor to Suicide Squad .