Martin Scorsese Says Marvel Movies Aren't Cinema, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director James Gunn Responds
The Irishman director compared the Marvel Cinematic Universe films to theme parks in an interview with Empire magazine.
In his press run for The Irishman, award-winning director Martin Scorsese has managed to rankle the comic book and film community.
In a sit-down interview for Empire magazine’s November issue, the director says he (unsuccessfully) tried to get into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema,” Scorsese said. “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. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”
Martin Scorsese is one of my 5 favorite living filmmakers. I was outraged when people picketed The Last Temptation of Christ without having seen the film. I’m saddened that he’s now judging my films in the same way. https://t.co/hzHp8x4Aj8
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 4, 2019
Scorsese’s latest work, The Irishman, is set to hit theaters November 8 and Netflix streaming November 27.