15 Oct 2019 10:36 AM +00:00 UTC

Robert De Niro Refers To Marvel's De-Aging Effects As 'Cartoony'


Earlier this month, The Last Temptation of Christ director Martin Scorsese was caught up in a controversy regarding his comments on comic book movies of being "not cinema." Adding fuel to the fire, The Irishman star Robert De Niro also made a comment with another Marvel criticism.

Speaking at a London Film Festival Screen Talk session (via Screen Daily), a matter regarding technological advances, one of which includes de-aging VFX, was brought up. The outlet says an audience member asked if Robert De Niro's acting process was affected or changed with the use of de-aging for his character as well as his co-stars in The Irishman. The actor was also asked if he'd encourage rising actors to follow a specific method acting style.

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"The technological stuff can only go so far. It's not going to change other things. If it does to such a point, it becomes something that is not what a person is, what a human is," Robert De Niro said. He then adds specifics to prove his point, "It can be another type of entertainment, like comic strip things, Marvel. The comic book character-type things, cartoony stuff."

It is known that Marvel Studios uses de-aging effects for their movies for specific storylines, especially prequel movies or ones that include backstories in the plot. It was used on actors such as Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury for Captain Marvel, Kurt Russell's Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Michael Douglas' Hank Pym in Ant-Man, as well as Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War, among others.

Regardless of De Niro's comment, it is given that everyone has their own opinions and The Irishman actor maybe didn't mean any harm towards Marvel.

What do you think of Robert De Niro's comments? Do you agree that Marvel's de-aging effects look cartoony? Feel free to share your thoughts below!

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