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Black Panther’s Lupita Nyong’o Enters The ‘Are Marvel Movies Art’ Debate
By SANDY SCHAEFER
Considering how Marvel Cinematic Movies dominate our daily pop culture discussions we should be able to openly talk about their creative strengths and weaknesses. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “Black Panther” star Lupita Nyong’o addressed the ‘Are Marvel Movies Art?’ debate with some excellent insights.
Since winning an Oscar for 2013’s “12 Years a Slave,” Nyong’o has divided her time between big-budget films and celebrated smaller movies because she believes they can achieve the same level of artistry. On the topic, she said, “I believe that art plays a role in moving the people that experience it, and a lot of people are moved by Marvel.”
Nyong’o continued, questioning, “Is you being moved by this thing less important than me being moved by Picasso?” before emphasizing that cultural prosperity is only possible when there’s more than one type of art being produced. She said, “I believe in the fight for those things to be kept alive because the one thing we always want, the ultimate privilege, is choice.”