Martin Scorsese Continues Criticism of Marvel Movies: 'We Shouldn't Be Invaded by It'

Scorsese also called on cinemas to "step up" in the face of Marvel's domination.

Martin Scorsese at the premiere of 'The Irishman'

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Martin Scorsese at the premiere of 'The Irishman'

This weekend, Martin Scorsese doubled-down on comments he made comparing Marvel's stream of superhero films to "theme parks," proving that he doesn't really care about any past and future backlash from angry fans.

Scorsese's latest comments came during a press conference alongside Al Pacino and Robert De Niro on Sunday, to promote their future classic, The Irishman, which screened at the BFI London Film Festival.

"It's not cinema, it’s something else," Scorsese said of the popular blockbusters. "We shouldn’t be invaded by it. We need cinemas to step up and show films that are narrative films."

If it's any consolation to offended parties, the Oscar-winning director did offer up somewhat of an olive branch during BAFTA’s annual David Lean lecture, by saying that he'd heard the response from people who think the same way as Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.

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