24 Dec 2019 10:15 AM +00:00 UTC

Martin Scorsese Claims He was Never Asked to Direct a Marvel Film

Have you ever wondered why Martin Scorsese has never directed a superhero film? That's probably because no one has ever even asked him to work on a Marvel Cinematic Universe flick.

Scorsese recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter where he once again shared his opinion on comic book movies. Interestingly, the filmmaker revealed that he has never been offered the chance to direct an MCU film.

"No. Never came to me," Scorsese said. He then spoke about how he was around when theme parks were still being created.


"I remember when Disneyland was built. I'm that ancient, you know? I was here in 1970 in L.A. and one of the aspirations of the studios was to become as important to American culture as Disneyland. And the first studio to really do that was Universal with the tour. And then you add the blockbuster on top of that — and why not?" Scorsese said.

So what's the point of all this talk about theme parks? It seems like Scorsese still can't help but compare comic book movies to those parks.

"People go to the movie. Enjoy it. That sort of thing. So the sense of a theme park has always been there. It's not bad. We used to love to go to amusement parks. But now in an amusement park, you have the film," Scorsese concluded.

We're not sure why Scorsese has never been asked to direct a superhero flick. For now, it doesn't seem like that will be happening soon.

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