Marvel Runner: Why does Robert Downey Jr defend Marvel? What did Martin Scorsese say?
Martin Scorsese is one of the best-loved directors on the planet. From Raging Bull to Goodfellas to The Departed, Scorsese’s films have amazed fans the world over. But the director, now 76, has spoken out against the Marvel Cinematic Universe – and its stars have been quick to come back at him.
In an interview about his upcoming film The Irishman, Scorsese did not hold back when speaking about Marvel and about what his views on the movies,
Speaking to Empire magazine, he said: “I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema.
“Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks.
Of course, Scorsese’s films have always shown the grittier, less glamorous side of crime as mobsters often meet a bitter end.
His movies also helped elevate the fame of Robert De Niro and Leonardo Di Caprio, who are known to be method actors, meaning they really delve deep into his performances and pretty much become their characters.
Despite Scorsese’s renown and respect in the industry, various Marvel stars have not shied away from speaking their mind and telling him what they think of his views.