In response to renowned director Martin Scorsese, who stated that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) was not a movie, two of the franchise's biggest stars – Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson – spoke in defense
Appearing on the Howard Stern Show, Robert Downey Jr. said sarcastically that Scorsese might have a point, noting he didn't expect the MCU to become "hydra", which came after more than a decade.
"I will tell you the truth: I did not expect this to become what it became, and at that moment it is a very large, many-headed hydra," said the former Iron Man star. "I've always had other interests and according to Scorsese, this is not a movie. I have to look at that, you know? I mean he plays in theaters. "
'I appreciate his opinion, because I think it's like everything ̵
When Stern asked if he was feeling offended by Scorsese's digging, Downey Jr. replied, "It would be like saying Howard Stern was not radio … No sense in saying it."
Stern, however, believed Scorsese was feeling jealous of Marvel films. the younger felt that there was a perspective that needed to be considered.
"According to him, and by the way, oh what about those genre movies – and i was happy to be part of the problem, if there is one – discouraged art form [of] cinema, "he said." By the way, when you enter as a melted beast and eliminate competition in so demonstrative, it's phenomenal. "
Last week, Scorsese ignited the anger of millions of Marvel fans when he said that Marvel movies are more like rides in a theme park than cinematic experiences.
"I tried, you know? But this is not a movie, "Scorsese told Empire Magazine." Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well done, as the actors do their best in the circumstances, are This is not a movie theater of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being. "
Scorsese is not alone in his belief in Marvel films and joins director James Cameron – one of the most rude blockbuster directors of all time – coit
"I hope we will soon start getting tired of Avenger," Cameron told IndieWire in 2018. "Just, come on, guys, there are other stories to tell tell other than hyper-gonadal men (men who produce too much testosterone) without families doing deadly things for two hours and destroying cities in the process. It's like, oh! "
Scorsese Declaration provoked mockery and support for equal parts on social media, like some Marvel CEOs even joined the conversation to protect their product.
“Martin Scorsese is one of my 5 favorite live directors. I was outraged when people chose Christ's Last Temptation without watching the movie. I'm sad that he's judging my films the same way now, "Galaxy Guardian director James Gunn said.
On Monday, Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the character Nick Fury, said not everyone appreciates Scorsese Movies too.
"Movies are movies. Everyone doesn't like their stuff. We happen to. Everyone doesn't have it," he said. "You know, there are a lot of Italian Americans who don't think he should make movies for them. Everyone has opinion, so I mean, that's good. It won't stop anyone from making movies. "