The Incredible Hulk star Tim Blake Nelson has some mixed feelings about Martin Scorsese and his opinions about Marvel movies.
Talking on the BUILD Series YouTube channel, Nelson’s stance on the Martin Scorsese and Marvel feud is that the filmmaker is right about superhero movies not being up to the same standard as the likes of Goodfellas or Taxi Driver. However, that is not to say that he thinks that they have no merit, as he has stated that Marvel movies have cinematic value in their own right (which is admittedly not what Martin Scorsese said). The actor has appeared in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, specifically for The Incredible Hulk.
Nelson’s comments about Martin Scorsese, and his semi-rebuttal of the director’s positions on Marvel movies, are summarized below:
“I think of course [superhero movies] can be cinema. I love Martin Scorsese’s movies, I’ve seen every one of them, I will see every one of them. I think he is an extraordinary man and an extraordinary filmmaker, one of the best who’s ever breathed… But I think that a movie like Logan is cinema. And I think that there are images that appear in the Marvel movies that are absolutely cinematic.”
You can see Nelson’s full remarks in the video below:
Aside from The Incredible Hulk, Nelson has appeared as Harvey Allen in Fant4stic, and he is currently playing Looking Glass in HBO’s Watchmen. It remains to be seen if Marvel will ever do anything with his character, who was teased to become the supervillain the Leader, so it does not appear as though he has a personal stake in Martin Scorsese’s argument.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Incredible Hulk:
Scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) desperately seeks a cure for the gamma radiation that contaminated his cells and turned him into The Hulk. Cut off from his true love Betty Ross (Liv Tyler) and forced to hide from his nemesis, Gen. Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt), Banner soon comes face-to-face with a new threat: a supremely powerful enemy known as The Abomination (Tim Roth).
Directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Zak Penn, The Incredible Hulk stars Edward Norton as Bruce Banner (The Incredible Hulk), Liv Tyler as Betty Ross, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky (Abomination), Tim Blake Nelson as Samuel Sterns, Ty Burrell as Leonard Samson, and William Hurt as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross. The movie is available to watch on multiple video formats.
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