Martin Scorsese Continues To Expand On Controversial Marvel Comments

Martin Scorsese elaborated on his feelings towards Marvel film’s and whether or not they are true “cinema.”

After Martin Scorsese compared Marvel film’s to theme park rides and argued that they are not real “cinema,” fans started a spirited debate on whether or not the acclaimed filmmaker had a point. Many have argued that while Martin Scorsese and everyone else are entitled to dislike the Marvel film’s, stating that they are not ‘real cinema’ is a stretch considering all film’s technically meet the definition of the term, regardless of quality.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Martin Scorsese expanded on his divisive Marvel comments after being asked if a key scene in his upcoming film The Irishman could survive a big Hollywood studio today. While Martin Scorsese reiterated that he believes the Marvel film’s are ‘theme park movies,’ he acknowledged that many of them are well done at all levels and referred to superhero features a “new art form”:

“The tentpole films, the big comic book films, they’re theme park movies — as well done as many of them are, at all levels. It’s a different cinema form or a new art form entirely. We’re hoping there are theaters that show the films that are not that. And that if they’re not going to show it that filmmakers still have an opportunity with streaming — it changes the experience, but otherwise, in two to three years now, it’s not being done. A good filmmaker comes in from Italy or France comes in, the film has to be a [franchise] or they won’t do it anymore.”

Earlier in the interview, Martin Scorsese seemed to echo to comments made by many who have weighed in on the Marvel debate, saying, “[…] who’s to say cinema is one thing? It’s certainly many different things and right now we’re in a great period of evolution.”

What do you think of Martin Scorsese’s latest comments on Marvel film’s? Let us know below!

Marvel Studios’ upcoming slate of films includes Black WidowThe EternalsShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder. In addition to the aforementioned feature films, Marvel Studios is developing several shows for Disney Plus including The Falcon and the Winter SoldierWandaVisionLokiWhat If…?, HawkeyeMs. MarvelMoon Knight, and She-Hulk.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Marvel Studios and Martin Scorsese as it develops!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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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