Robert Downey Jr. reacts to Martin Scorsese's Marvel criticism

Beth Stern et al. sitting at a table in a room


Jackson - who has starred as Nick Fury in 13 films as well as playing a small role in Scorsese's film Goodfellas - told the weekly: 'I mean that's like saying Bugs Bunny ain't amusing.

Stern mentioned director Martin Scorsese's recent comments, made to Empire magazine, that Marvel movies are "not cinema", and that led into the Oscar discussion.

"Because it's his opinion". But in the meantime, tell us, do you think Downey Jr. made the right decision in not moving forward with his campaign? "We need all of the different perspectives so we can come to the center and move on".

Stern started by referencing the "huge moneymaker" and asked Downey if he "still enjoys doing it".

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Again, an apparently agitated Downey Jr. struggles a bit to find his words: "It is, it, it would be like saying Howard Stern isn't radio".

Still, though the actor said he wasn't offended by the remarks, he did say that Scorsese's statement "makes no sense". "There's a lot to be said for how these genre movies-and I was happy to be a part of the 'problem" if there is one-denigrated the era, the art form of cinema.

"By the way, when you come in like a stomping beast and eliminate the competition in such a demonstrative way, it's phenomenal".

The Avengers continue to assemble in the wake of legendary director Martin Scorsese's comments about Marvel movies.

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As far as Scorsese's thoughts on Marvel movies not being "cinema", Downey was courteous about what could've seemed like a slam on his work. Just hit the buttons on the top of this page. Check it out by listening below. I mean, that is a profound performance, when you can touch audiences all over the world to that degree.

"Martin Scorsese is one of my five favorite living filmmakers".

"I don't see them", Scorsese, 76, responded. And Downey's interview comes only a couple of days after some of his Endgame co-stars shared their feedback about all this, like Samuel L. Jackson: Not "everybody loves (Scorsese's) movies either". "It's not going to stop anyone from making movies", Jackson said. I'm saddened that he's now judging my films in the same way'. "I was outraged when people picketed "The Last Temptation of Christ" without having seen the film", Gunn tweeted. According to the Oscar-nominated actor, execs of a "certain status" in Hollywood "are the master of their environment", and typically take issue when they can't assert control over others.

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