In 2019, Marvel godfather Robert Downey Jr. took a stand against veteran director Martin Scorsese’s controversial “Marvel” comment. While not a watershed moment for the multi-billion dollar franchise, the Freedmen The director caused a global uproar when his comment prompted differing opinions from all corners of the industry as well as his audience.
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Robert Downey Jr.’s response did little to disguise the scorch marks left on Marvel’s facade by Scorsese, but did help heal the wound inflicted on the devoted fandom.
Why is Martin Scorsese’s Marvel comment harmful?
The fame and reputation of Martin Scorsese precedes him. His work was a staple identifier of the meteoric rise and success of Hollywood popular culture in the early 80s and has never failed to disappoint ever since. Scorsese’s work is made more definitive by the fact that he single-handedly lifted the industry from the era of brilliant Marilyn Monroe blockbusters and Hitchcock’s mind-bending thrillers to deliver films that went beyond the mere emotions of wellness or drive-in.
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A masterstroke of artistic and cinematic pinnacle in each of his works, Martin Scorsese’s oeuvre lacks only one aspect: his preference for clinging to the security blanket provided by his proven success in mafia films. Italian. While this is a Scorsese trademark at this point, the lack of variation does nothing to take away from its ingenuity. On the contrary, the ability to spoil a theme over and over again while delivering magnificence makes the wolf of Wall Street even more respectable manager.
So when a larger-than-life personality mocks the world’s greatest franchise and diminishes its accomplishments with a single dismissive comment, it not only causes the most dedicated fans to question their faith, but also disrespects them. for the hard work, brilliance, and legacy of everyone involved in lasting Marvel.
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Robert Downey Jr. responds to criticism from Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese made news and noise when he criticized Marvel for its core ideologies:
” I do not see them. I tried, you know? But this is not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them, no matter how well done, with actors doing their best under the circumstances, is theme parks. It is not the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional and psychological experiences to another human being.
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In The Howard Stern ShowRobert Downey Jr., who paved the way for contemporary Marvel success (along with Jon Favreau and Kevin Feige) with his 2008 masterpiece, Iron Manresponded to Martin Scorsese’s Marvel comment.
“It’s this very large multi-headed hydra at this point. I appreciate [Scorsese’s] opinion because I think it’s like anything, we need all the perspectives to be able to center ourselves and move on. [But] It would be like saying that Howard Stern is not radio. It makes no sense to say…
Of course, he is not jealous of success. It’s Martin Scorsese. By the way, there’s a lot to be said for how these genre films, and I was happy to be part of the “problem”, if there is one, but how they denigrated the era, the art form of cinema. When you come in like a racehorse and take down the competition in such a demonstrative way, it’s phenomenal.
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Robert Downey Jr.’s response, professionally posed as it was, was not matched in its weighting by others like Samuel L. Jackson and James Gunn. The latter were more than happy to fire back at the director with as much spite as they deemed necessary. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, meanwhile, continues to grow like the mythical Hydra, and Scorsese’s chopping off of one head only gave way to the rise of dozens more, especially as Feige and his studio are gearing up for a 10-film lineup in their Phase Five and Six of “The Multiverse Saga.”
The next MCU movie, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever released in theaters on November 11, 2022.
Source: The Howard Stern Show