Martin Scorsese Clarifies Comments About Marvel Movies & Cinema

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Martin Scorsese clarified his comments about what he meant by Marvel movies not being “cinema” in a new interview.

In a recent press conference at the BFI London Film Festival, Martin Scorsese explained his comments on Marvel movies not being “cinema” after the internet went into a flurry when he called out the box office-dominating franchise ahead of his film The Irishman. Martin Scorsese has divided fans of both his films and the Marvel Cinematic Universe by comparing them to “theme parks” rather than works of cinema in their own right.

HeyUGuys recorded the press conference where Martin Scorsese clarified his comments about Marvel movies after explaining the difficult process he had bringing his latest film to the big screen for budgetary reasons, saying there wasn’t “much room” for The Irishman theatrically, which is why they went with Netflix. While Martin Scorsese is still sticking with his “theme park” analogy, he delves into what he meant by that a little more, meaning it less as an insult and just as a simple observation. Take a look at what he said below.

“What has to be protected is the singular experience of experiencing a picture, ideally with an audience. But there’s room for so many others now, and so many other ways. There’s going to be crossovers, completely. The value of a film that’s like a theme park film. For example, the Marvel-type pictures, where the theaters become amusement parks, that’s a different experience. I was saying earlier, it’s not cinema, it’s something else. Whether you go for that or not.”

You can check out the full video with Martin Scorsese below.

In the end, Marvel movies will be made and so will the films of Martin Scorsese. Sure, we’re getting a lot of Marvel movies, but it’s something to be grateful for considering how hard the genre had to try to get to the amount of relevance and buzz.

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Earlier this year, Marvel Studios released Avengers: Endgame, which became the highest-grossing movie of all time at the worldwide box office, topping James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi epic Avatar. Here’s the official synopsis for 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. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Martin Scorsese and his comments about Marvel movies.

Source: HeyUGuys

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