Last week, critically-acclaimed director Martin Scorsese shared his thoughts about the comic book genre, saying that he didn't really consider Marvel movies a part of the "but instead "theme parks." The comment sparked outrage among Marvel fans and has caused quite the debate among those in the comic book movie industry. Samuel L. Jackson has responded to the Scorsese's comments, and so has Robert Downey Jr.
Now, pop culture connoisseur and filmmaker Kevin Smith has decided to join the fray, sharing his thoughts regarding Scorsese's rant about comic book movies.
Speaking in an interview with Yahoo!, the director refuses to slam Scorsese for his comments.
"Martin Scorsese has made such wonderful movies. He's been doing the job since I was a kid. I'm not going to sit and be like, 'I know better than him.' That's his feelings," Smith told the entertainment news outlet. " I would say this, and I'm not countering Mr. Scorsese: Martin Scorsese made perhaps the biggest superhero movie ever made."
It seems like Smith really admired Scorsese for his controversial movie, The Last Temptation of Christ.
"The Last Temptation of Christ is a superhero movie. And I'm not diminishing Jesus by any stretch of the imagination. But who is Jesus if not a superhero?" the director continued.
Smith really seems to admire Scorsese and his films. However, while Smith clearly respects Scorsese's opinions about Marvel movies, the director probably has a very different stance – after all, the filmmaker is a major pop culture fan. In fact, he's directed a few episodes for DC shows like The Flash and Supergirl. It doesn't really mean that you have to have the same opinions as your heroes.
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