Martin Scorsese is sticking to his guns when it comes to his opinions on Marvel movies.
Earlier in the month, legendary and iconic director Martin Scorsese stated that Marvel movies aren’t really “movies” and that they’re more akin to theme park rides that you enjoy. Martin Scorsese’s comments brought up a very interesting conversation regarding the ever-changing film industry and how it currently operates. After all, the biggest movies being made and released are Marvel movies, but more so superhero films and reboots/remakes. Without a doubt, this is something that is plaguing the film industry and is diminishing interesting, new movies and ideas that auteurs like Martin Scorsese have always brought to the table.
Now, at the BFI London Film Festival to further promote his upcoming film The Irishman, Martin Scorsese doubled down on his comments regarding Marvel’s invalidity as a form of cinema. In the press conference for the film, he likened the film’s once again to theme park rides.
You can check out his comments below.
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This time, he brought up how we’re being invaded by them, raising up The Irishman‘s production. Martin Scorsese could not get The Irishman made by a traditional studio because of its large budget and the fact that it was not a blockbuster film. Therefore, he had to go to Netflix who could foot the bill. Say what you will about Netflix, but they’re one of the few companies out there realizing projects that aren’t mass-market and feature superheroes.
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.
What are your thoughts on Martin Scorsese’s comments about Marvel? Comment below and let us know!
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC 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