Black Panther star Lupita Nyong'o reveals her thoughts on the Marvel Vs. Movie Industry Debate
The actress weighs in on the ongoing debate regarding Marvel superhero movies and their effect on the movie industry.
The debate regarding Marvel movies and how they are reducing the quality of movies from Hollywood has been going on fora while now, many prominted directo5r and actors have spoken against superhero movies and many have come to their defense.
Lupita Nyong'o who is gearing up for the release of the highly anticipated sequel to Black Panther, in which she will be reprising her role as Nakia, shared her thoughts on the topic.
Nyong'o had her breakthrough in Hollywood with her role as the slave Patsey in Steve McQueen's epic 12 Years A Slave, which won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
Since then the actress has appeared in numerous projects the most rent one being director Jordan Peele's horror film Us.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress shared her thoughts on Marvel movies and She finds that if certain media resonates with an audience to generous degrees, then that media should be recognized as something significant.
"It becomes a philosophical question about what is art and what is its purpose. I believe that art plays a role in moving the people that experience it, and a lot of people are moved by Marvel. Is you being moved by this thing less important than me being moved by Picasso?
"I think to be culturally prosperous, to be artistically prosperous as a people, is to have options. In Kenya, sugar was sugar, it was brown or it was white. You come to the [United States], and a whole section in the supermarket is dedicated to sugars. So many different sugars. That is a symbol of prosperity when you have options. So I personally love a good Marvel movie, but it doesn’t take me away from really wanting the little character-driven film. I believe in the fight for those things to be kept alive because the one thing we always want, the ultimate privilege, is choice.”
Whichever side of the debate you find yourself on, the box-office numbers do not lie as superhero movies continue to dominate, and with the slew w of upcoming projects both from Marvel and DC, it is clear that the genre isn't going away anytime soon.
Meanwhile, Black Panther 2 is set to hit the big screen next month and will be the last movie in phase four of the Marvel cinematic universe.
The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Dominique Thorne, Florence Kasumba, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11, 2022.