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“I have a lot of self-loathing”

Jared Leto in Morbius

Jared Leto in Morbius
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Welcome to the summer of diseasea joyful time we all expect diseasea movie that nobody seemed to want or like, made millions of dollars last weekend.

disease was hammered from critics, making it one of the lowest-rated Marvel-related films of modern times. But despite the reviews and another round of reports about Jared Leto’s unconventional acting processthe financial success of the film assures that Sony’s Spider-Man supporting character universe will continue. After all, they already have Mrs. Webb and Kraven the Hunter on board.

The reaction to disease‘ Success online was also deeply strange. If you can believe it, the chaos obsessed, joker-filled netizens of twitter are actually making fun of the movie He ironically called the film a mood-shifting triumph and tagged it #MorbiusSweep and #TheSummerOfMobius online. As Ryan Broderick from the garbage day Newsletter put it:

The Summer of Morbius is just another useful way of thinking about our present moment: a fake fan campaign for a movie nobody wanted or cared about, that somehow made a bunch of money, probably just because people desperately want to do something , anything outside of their homes. But beyond this illusion of success and momentum there is simply nothing.

But despite what you’ve read, some people like it diseaseincluding the film’s director, Daniel Espinosa, who is on some sort of publicity tour to defend the film against critics. Not in the sense of “We made this for the fans”, but more in the sense of “Look, I’m proud of my film”. There was no shadow meant. It’s actually quite refreshing to see a director deal with criticism on this scale.

“When I made my first feature film, it was a little movie called Babylon diseaseEspinosa tells insider (above diversity). “I remember riding the subway home one day and having a few drinks, so I was a little bit drunk. Somebody nudged me on the train and said, ‘I need to tell you what’s wrong with the second scene in your feature film,’ and I said, ‘Well, okay.'”

“What I want to say is that it’s weird to make something so public. Look, I have a lot of self-loathing, so I have a lot of criticism of my own work. I always try to focus on getting better. But I’m also proud of what I do. There are parts in all my films that I’m really proud of.”

The hits continued at Uproxx, where senior writer Mike Ryan carefully clarified to the director what happened. Ryan’s thesis is that the final cut of disease couldn’t possibly be the film Espinosa made, pointing to moments in the film that didn’t sit well with the larger MCU/Sony franchises. For example, why would disease Interested in teaming up with Vulture to defeat Spider-Man?

Consequence: I think it’s a meeting of those… because this is the world where Spider-Man exists. In all the different Marvel timelines you have a Spider-Man, it’s a totem. In the Marvel Universe you say that you have to have a Spider-Man in every universe for it to work. He is one of the fundamental beings. Well, that’s how it is in the comics.

Uproxx: Okay, sure, but there’s nothing in the film that establishes that Morbius has anything to do with Spider-Man at all.

Espinosa: Oh right. I think it’s more of one of those scenes that gets done when you have scenes before they appear in a movie, that will explain this repositioning.

A total soldier, Espinosa ends this interview on a diplomatic note, defending Leto’s method as “mysterious.” “Almost all actors generally have their own reputation for being an interesting person in how he works with their characters,” Espinosa told Ryan. “I think everyone has those qualities. If you want a normal person who will only do things you understand, then you are in the wrong business.”

As for diseaseAlthough he harbors a lot of self-loathing, he is ultimately fine with the filmmaking process, even if he thinks it could be better. “I think I work best when I’m given a lot of decision-making power. But these movies are big movies that attract many people’s interest. It’s a different process every time.” It’s not easy being a living vampire.

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Andrew Schnitker

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