Iron Man director Jon Favreau has decided to address the anti-Marvel movie comments made by Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola.
The critically-acclaimed director of movies like Taxi Driver and Goodfellas caused quite a ruckus earlier this month when he revealed that he didn't really consider Marvel movies cinema. Not only did major Marvel celebrities come out to respond to Scorsese's comments about Marvel movies being "amusement park" fanfare, but filmmakers who agreed with the director's sentiments like Francis Ford Coppola decided to come out with their own rant against the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Now it looks like Favreau has decided to join the fray. Speaking in an interview with CNBC, the Marvel director was asked to weigh in on Scorsese and Coppola's comments against the movies made for the MCU. Favreau might have a very different opinion about Marvel movies, but it seems like the director doesn't mind Scorsese and Coppola thinking the way they do.
"These two guys are my heroes, and they have earned the right to express their opinions," Favreau said. "I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing if they didn't carve the way. They served as a source of inspiration, you can go all the way back to Swingers. They can express whatever opinion they like."
We also understand why Scorsese and Copolla would think the way they do. Both filmmakers don't really create blockbuster films like Avengers: Endgame and Iron Man, and while these were major successes for Marvel, they really weren't high-brow films. To each his own really.
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