‘Avengers’ Director Joss Whedon Responds To Martin Scorsese’s Marvel Criticism

Avengers director Joss Whedon is the latest alumnus of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to respond to Martin Scorsese’s criticisms of the franchise.

In a recent tweet, Joss Whedon responded to Martin Scorsese’s comparisons of Marvel films to theme park attractions. In the tweet, Joss Whedon cites Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn and his emotional involvement in bringing both of his films to life as a means of disagreement with Martin Scorsese’s sentiments.

You can read Avengers director Joss Whedon’s response to Martin Scorsese down below:

James Gunn, whom shared his thoughts on Martin Scorsese’s criticisms of Marvel movies also replied to Joss Whedon to express his gratitude for his sentiment:

Both Joss Whedon and James Gunn have a strong disagreement with Martin Scorsese’s thoughts on Marvel movies being considered cinema, but even with that in mind the two remain reverent of the legendary filmmaker’s work.

What do you make of Avengers director Joss Whedon’s response to Martin Scorsese? Do you agree with him or do you find yourself understanding Martin Scorsese’s perspective as well? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news following Joss Whedon, Martin Scorsese and the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Joss Whedon directed the first two Avengers films. Here is the synopsis for the latest film, 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.

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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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