James Gunn responds to Martin Scorsese's comments about Marvel films being "theme parks"

Oct 04, 2019 17:19

Martin Scorsese Compares Marvel Movies To “Theme Parks”; James Gunn, Twitter-verse Respond https://t.co/3ChY4qwC5C pic.twitter.com/yj3iUgadeY
- Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) October 4, 2019

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In an interview with Empire, Scorsese said this about Marvel films: “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.

Marvel fans were not happy about it and criticized the director on Twitter. James Gunn had his own response to Scorsese's comments.

That said, I will always love Scorsese, be grateful for his contribution to cinema, and can’t wait to see The Irishman.
- James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 4, 2019

And I’m not saying religious zealotry is the same as not liking my movies, or in the same category. What I’m saying is I’m not fond of people judging things without actually seeing them, whether it’s a movie about Jesus or a genre.
- James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 4, 2019

Joss Whendon also responded to Martin's comments, in defense of James Gunn.

- James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 4, 2019

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