‘Avengers’ Star Benedict Cumberbatch Reacts To Martin Scorsese Marvel Criticism

Avengers: Endgame star Benedict Cumberbatch addressed the recent criticism of Marvel films by acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese.

Director Martin Scorsese prompted a passionate debate among fans after stating that he does not consider the Marvel films to be “cinema” and likened them to theme park rides. Since then, various actors and filmmakers who worked on Marvel projects have weighed in on Martin Scorsese’s comments and Avengers: Endgame star Benedict Cumberbatch addressed the issue during an interview on The Jenny McCarthy Show.

While promoting his upcoming film The Current War, which also features his Avengers co-star Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch noted that actors like him are lucky to be able to work on budget films like the Marvel projects and smaller movies at the same time. However, Benedict Cumberbatch added that he agrees with the concerns of filmmakers like Martin Scorsese and does not believe one type of film should dominate the industry:

“What’s great about this, I know there’s been a lot of debate recently with very fine filmmakers coming to the fore saying that these film franchises are taking over everything, but lucky us actors who get to do both kinds of variety of either polarity of budgeting. I agree, we don’t want one king to rule it all and have a kind of monopoly. Hopefully that’s not the case and we should really look into supporting filmmaker at every level.”

However, Benedict Cumberbatch appeared to disagree with Martin Scorsese’s claim that Marvel films aren’t true cinema when discussing the work of Avengers co-stars Tom Holland and Robert Downey, Jr. As Benedict Cumberbatch explained, his Avengers co-stars are often required to deliver performances that balance humor and serious moments, which the Doctor Strange star believes to be a form of artistry despite Martin Scorsese’s opinion:

“It is a form of artistry. However, it’s denegrated by some. I think it’s still required a hell of a lot of craft at a very high level and the popularity speaks to that.”

What do you think Benedict Cumberbatch’s response to Martin Scorsese’s criticism? Does Martin Scorsese have a point? Was Martin Scorsese too harsh? Let us know below!

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to reprise his role as the future Sorcerer Supreme in Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. In the meantime, fans can rewatch Benedict Cumberbatch’s most recent Marvel appearance in Avengers: Endgame:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo,  Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD

Source: The Jenny McCarthy Show

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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