Disney CEO Bob Iger Defends Marvel Studios After Martin Scorsese’s Comments

Disney’s CEO Bob Iger defends Marvel Studios after Martin Scorsese’s recent comments taking shots at the superhero genre.

While Marvel Studios fans are furious that filmmakers like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola are criticising the superhero genre, Disney’s CEO Bob Iger has come out in defence of the franchise. Most recently, British director Ken Loach and Pedro Almodóvar have both discussed their stance on the discourse. With Ken Loach calling Marvel Studios’ movies a “market exercise” while  says they don’t have enough sexuality.

But most recently at The Wall Street Journal Tech Live event, Bob Iger defended Marvel Studios by pointing out the talented creators Disney bring behind the camera. The Disney CEO also went on to compare Ryan Coogler’s work on Black Panther with Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola’s filmography. Bob Iger compared the talented crews of films produced by Marvel Studios and those working with Martin Scorsese, saying they work just as hard. See what the Disney CEO had to say below.

“I’m puzzled by it. If they want to bitch about movies it’s certainly their right. It seems so disrespectful to all the people who work on those films who are working just as hard as the people who are working on their films and are putting their creative souls on the line just like they are. Are you telling me that Ryan Coogler making ‘Black Panther’ is doing something that somehow or another is less than anything Marty Scorsese or Francis Ford Coppola have ever done on any one of their movies? Come on.”

What do you think about the Disney CEO’s comments? Do you think Bob Iger has a valid point in his comparison between Marvel Studios and Martin Scorsese? Tell us in the comments.

The next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Black Widow. Full plot details on Marvel Studios’ Black Widow are currently under wraps, though it has been revealed that the film is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War and will see Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff take on the villainous Taskmaster. The film will also mark the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of Yelena Belova, the second modern-era character to use the Black Widow title in the comics.

Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.

Black Widow will be released in theaters on May 1, 2020.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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