Robert Downey Jr. Reacts To Martin Scorsese’s Criticism Of Marvel Films

Avengers: Endgame star Robert Downey Jr. shared his thoughts on Martin Scorsese’s recent critical comments on Marvel films.

Last week, acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese stirred up a spirited conversation on the internet after making critical comments about Marvel films. During an interview with Empire Magazine, Martin Scorsese noted that while the Marvel films are well-made with actors trying their best, he doesn’t consider them to be “cinema.”

Of course, Martin Scorsese’s comments prompted an online debate over whether or not the filmmaker had a point and what constitutes “cinema.” While speaking on The Howard Stern Show, Robert Downey Jr. weighed in on Martin Scorsese’s criticism, noting that he appreciates the filmmaker’s opinion but that it does not make sense to claim the Marvel films aren’t cinema:

“I appreciate his opinion because I think it’s like anything. We need all the different perspectives so we can come to center and move on. It’d be like saying ‘Howard Stern isn’t radio.’ It makes no sense to say it.”

The conversation turned to the success of the Marvel films and how they have dominated the box office over the past decade. However, when Howard Stern suggested Martin Scorsese might be frustrated with Marvel’s success, Robert Downey Jr. appeared to disagree:

“When you come in like a stomping beast and you eliminate the competition in such a demonstrative way, it’s phenomenal. […] Do you actually think Martin Scorsese is upset about Marvel movies?”

Over ten years ago, Robert Downey Jr. made his debut as Iron Man and played a critical role in launching Marvel Studios’ highly-successful cinematic universe. A decade later, Iron Man’s journey came to an end with Avengers: Endgame and Robert Downey Jr. received acclaim for what is intended to be his final performance as the hero.

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

Here is the official synopsis for Robert Downey Jr.’s Avengers: 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.

Source: The Howard Stern Show (via The Wrap)

Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos

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The Witcher Henry CavillNetflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.

A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.

You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."

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Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.

Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:

Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.

The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.

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