Steven Spielberg Reveals His Favourite Marvel Studios Movie And It May Not Be The One You're Expecting

Steven Spielberg Reveals His Favourite Marvel Studios Movie And It May Not Be The One You're Expecting

Despite once saying that superhero movies will go the way of the Western, it turns out that Steven Spielberg does have a favourite Marvel movie, and well, it's not hard to understand why it's this instant classic...

Steven Spielberg hasn't been overly complimentary while talking about superhero movies in the past, showing a general lack of interest in helming one and expressing his rather controversial opinion about them one day going the same way as the Western. Despite all of that though, the filmmaker has now revealed that he does indeed have a favourite, and it's more than likely yours as well. 

In case the image above didn't make it clear, Spielberg loved James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, an opinion it's impossible to find fault with! Below is a translation (the article first appeared on Omelete, so we only have a Google translate version for the time being), though if reading that gives you a bit of a headache, a clearly grateful Gunn provided a better translation via his Twitter account. 

 
"I like the  Superman of Richard Donner, the  Dark Knight , Christopher Nolan, and the first  Iron Man , but superhero film that impressed me most is one that does not take itself too seriously:  Guardians of the Galaxy . when his projection was over, I left with the feeling of having seen something new in movies, without any cynicism or fear of being dark when needed."
 
"There is a difference between heroes and superheroes. The hero is an ordinary person who is faced with a serious fact and acts to modify it. A hero is a person who, walking down the street, see a car on fire and runs help the person who is in the driver's seat, attached to the seat belt to loosen. Super-hero is a person who, on the same scene, would fly to the car and try to turn it upside down and shake it using his super strength , until the driver is released. I identify more with the first example. Filmo everyday heroes."

Based on that second paragraph, it definitely doesn't sound as if Spielberg has much interest in taking the helm of a superhero movie. That's a shame when you consider the amazing things he could do in the genre, but we do at least have The BFG and Ready Player One to look forward to! Do you agree with his assessment of Guardians of the Galaxy? Let us know your thoughts in the usual place. 


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