Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo thinks Martin Scorsese’s Marvel criticisms are misplaced and that he should support more up-and-coming filmmakers instead.
Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo was recently asked about Martin Scorsese’s remarks that the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t qualify as cinema. Instead of focusing on the merits or flaws of Marvel’s films like Martin Scorsese, the Hulk actor took things in a different direction by explaining that more needs to be done to support up and coming filmmakers in an interview with the BBC:
“I’d love to see [Martin Scorsese] create a national film endowment that let young filmmakers come in that is not driven by economic but driven by precepts of art. That’s really the crux of this conversation.”
You can see Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo’s full interview and his response to Martin Scorsese’s recent criticisms in the video below:
As it stands, the sort of criticism that Martin Scorsese has provided seems like it could be laid against any successful film franchise, and not Marvel specifically. The real problem at hand is that, in an age of streaming, filmmakers are skipping the theatrical window entirely in favor of supporting direct-to-consumer avenues and Marvel can’t really be blamed for that. The Hulk actor himself is no stranger to more prestige movies, such as an Oscar-nominated performance for Spotlight; perhaps it’s only fitting that one of Marvel’s biggest critics right now in Martin Scorsese could put a spotlight on newer filmmakers.
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Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk last appeared in Avengers: Endgame. Here is the official synopsis for that movie:
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, DVD, and Disney+.
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‘Titans’: ‘Jericho’ Episode Photos Show Off New Look At Deathstroke
DC Universe has released some brand new images from episode #208 of Titans titled "Jericho" featuring a new look at Esai Morales' Deathstroke.
In this selection of eight images, we get our first glimpse at the eighth episode of the second season. Along with a new look at Deathstroke, we get a glimpse at what's next for our group of characters following the events of last week's episode.
"Jericho" is set to premiere on DC Universe on Friday October 25. You can start the gallery of new images by clicking "Next."
Here is the official synopsis for season 2:
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 Richard "Dick" Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand'r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield "Gar" Logan / 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. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman.
Titans season two is now streaming on DC Universe.