Kevin Smith Responds To Martin Scorsese’s Criticism of Marvel Films

Kevin Smith weighed in on Martin Scorsese’s criticism of Marvel films and discussed why the filmmaker may feel differently about superhero films.

During an interview with Empire, Martin Scorsese revealed that he does not view the Marvel film as true “cinema” and likened the blockbusters to theme park ride. Of course, Martin Scorsese’s comments prompted lively discussions online and even Marvel film actors have weighed in the conversation.

During an interview with Yahoo!, fanboy filmmaker Kevin Smith became the latest person to comment on Martin Scorsese’s assessment of the Marvel films. Like many, Kevin Smith declined to suggest he knows better than Martin Scorsese and accepted the revered filmmaker’s input:

“Martin Scorsese has made such wonderful movies. He’s been doing the job since I was a kid. I’m not going to sit and be like, ”I know better than him.” That’s his feelings.”

However, Kevin Smith added that Martin Scorsese might simply not have to emotional attachment to the Marvel films. The example Kevin Smith provided was the feeling he gets when watching Marvel movies and how he reminds him of going to the movies with his late father:

“Martin Scorsese probably doesn’t have the emotional attachment to those movies that I do. When he sees those movies, he’s like, ‘That’s a theme park.’ When I see those movies, that is the closest I get to being with my dad at a movie theater again. I respect his opinion, but I don’t think he has the same emotional attachment that a lot of us have. […] It’s the men and the women that we relate to in the movie, not the ‘super’ part.”

What do you think Kevin Smith’s reaction to Martin Scorsese’s Marvel comments? Let us know below!

In the meantime, Kevin Smith is returning to the View Askewniverse with a new film titled Jay and Silent Bob Reboot:

The stoner icons who first hit the screen 25 years ago in CLERKS are back! When Jay and Silent Bob discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them, the clueless duo embark on another cross-country mission to stop it all over again!

Written, directed by, and starring Kevin Smith, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot also stars Jason Mewes, Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Harley Quinn Smith, and many more.

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot will be released in theaters this October.

Source: Yahoo! Entertainment

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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