“Not Everyone Will Be Able To Appreciate Them”- James Gunn On MCU Movies After Scorsese’s Comments

Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola have verbalized their disdain for comic book movies and have targeted Marvel movies specifically. But to counteract their comments a beloved director from Marvel’s camp has spoken up. James Gunn took to social media to respond to the comments from the two acclaimed directors.

James Gun Responds To Scorsese and Coppola’s Anti-Marvel Comments

James Gunn defends Marvel movies. Pictured left- James Gunn, Pictured right- Scorsese. Pic courtesy: farmweek.com

James Gunn defends Marvel movies. Pictured left- James Gunn, Pictured right- Scorsese. Pic courtesy: farmweek.com

James Gunn is the writer and director of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. While he was fired from Marvel for some comments he made, but he was later rehired. In the meantime he got hired by WB to direct a revamped The Suicide Squad movie with a new cast. But he will be back to finish off his Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Regarding the comments made by Scorsese, James Gunn took to Instagram and said that:

 

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Many of our grandfathers thought all gangster movies were the same, often calling them “despicable”. Some of our great grandfathers thought the same of westerns, and believed the films of John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, and Sergio Leone were all exactly the same. I remember a great uncle to whom I was raving about Star Wars. He responded by saying, “I saw that when it was called 2001, and, boy, was it boring!” Superheroes are simply today’s gangsters/cowboys/outer space adventurers. Some superhero films are awful, some are beautiful. Like westerns and gangster movies (and before that, just MOVIES), not everyone will be able to appreciate them, even some geniuses. And that’s okay. ❤️

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“Many of our grandfathers thought all gangster movies were the same, often calling them “despicable”. Some of our great grandfathers thought the same of westerns, and believed the films of John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, and Sergio Leone were all exactly the same. I remember a great uncle to whom I was raving about Star Wars. He responded by saying, “I saw that when it was called 2001, and, boy, was it boring!” Superheroes are simply today’s gangsters/cowboys/outer space adventurers. Some superhero films are awful, some are beautiful. Like westerns and gangster movies (and before that, just MOVIES), not everyone will be able to appreciate them, even some geniuses. And that’s okay. ❤️”

Scorsese and Coppola Fire At Marvel

Francis Ford Coppola has also taken scorsese's side in the war against Marvel movies. Pic courtesy: nme.com

Francis Ford Coppola has also taken scorsese’s side in the war against Marvel movies. Pic courtesy: nme.com

Scorsese and Coppola have created some of the most acclaimed movies of all time. Scorsese is even rumoured to have wanted to helm Todd Phillips’s Joker. But recently, he said that Marvel movies were not cinema. Coppola backed up that statement and said that not only was Scorsese right but those movies were downright despicable.

We feel like there should be space for all kinds of movies. Marvel movies are mass entertainers for sure but they have been able to build an empire out of it. People clearly love those movies because they keep on earning billions. At the end, everyone might not always enjoy Scorsese’s fine dining experience resembling movies, sometimes fast food resembling Marvel movies are good too.

To know more about what Francis Ford Coppola said about Marvel movies, click on the video below:

(Source: screenrant.com and cnet.com)

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