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Eternals Star Shockingly Sides with Martin Scorsese Over Superhero Genre Criticism

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It goes without saying that superhero films have been dominating cinema and the entertainment industry as a whole for close to 15 years now, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe spearheaded the trend. Of course, the genre is not everyone's cup of tea and in 2019, film legend Martin Scorsese offered his honest opinion of the franchise, saying it's "not cinema".

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Over the last couple of years, actors and fans have sounded off on the director's "hot take" and for the most part, the reactions have been negative. Now, Marvel star Kumail Nanjiani shares his insights on the whole debacle and it looks like he doesn't mind Martin's sentiments.

In a recent interview with Esquire, the Eternals actor reacted to Scorsese's harsh criticism of the superhero genre and shockingly enough, he seems to have sided with the acclaimed director. He did clarify, however, that he disagrees with his controversial take but if anyone has the right to be overly critical of the genre, it's him.

Kumail explains: "I obviously love the movies Tarantino makes or Scorsese makes. And I may disagree with Scorsese's opinion on superhero movies, but I mean, who else has earned the right to have an opinion?"

He added: "If Scorsese hasn't earned the right to have an opinion on movies, then none of us should have an opinion on movies. It's so strange that people get upset about it."

Also Read: Eternals Star Kumail Nanjiani Gets Honest About the Movie's Divisive Reception

Meanwhile, a second Eternals film is reportedly in development and according to several insiders, it won't see the return of Chloé Zhao in the director's chair. This is great news for fans who genuinely enjoyed the divisive 2021 film and it's an opportunity for the studio to redeem itself.

Eternals is available to stream on Disney+.

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