Avengers’ Robert Downey Jr took Scorsese’s ‘Marvel is not cinema’ insult and replied: “It plays in theaters.” On the other hand, Samuel L Jackson turned the tables saying “Everybody doesn’t like his stuff either.”
Ever since Martin Scorsese’s infamous comment left his lips, it has met with many negative counter comments. Many fans and cast of Marvel movies responded tho the comment. Adding to that list, Avengers Robert Downey Jr and Samuel L Jackson responded to Scorsese’s comment.
Moreover, while fans of the Iron Man actor are running a petition to award him an Oscar, Robert Downey Jr has declined to campaign for the celebrated award show.
This shocking revelation came forward on Monday while the actor was at ‘The Howard Stern Show live’ from Los Angeles, reported The Hollywood Reporter website.
Answering the MCU ‘Theme Park’ Comment
After much insisting, the host of the show was able to get a remark from Avengers’ actor Robert Downey Jr on Martin Scorsese’s remark.
At first, Avengers’ Downey spoke about Scorsese’s remark saying, “I’m so glad you brought this up because there was some talk about it, and I said ‘let’s not’ and because I’m much more like you than you might really want to believe.”
Furthermore, the actor added, “I’ll tell you the truth. I didn’t expect (Marvel Cinematic Universe) to become what it became, and it is this very large, multiheaded Hydra at this point.”
But when host, Stern, further pressed for an answer, Downey said, “It’s his opinion. I mean it plays in theaters. I appreciate his opinion because I think it’s like anything. We need all of the different perspectives so we can come to the center and move on.”
Another one among Avengers, Samuel L Jackson (Nick Fury) was asked the same question regarding Scorsese’s comment.
The actor told Variety, “I didn’t pay much attention to it. I mean that’s like saying Bugs Bunny ain’t funny. Films are films. Everybody doesn’t like his stuff either. We do..but not everybody…Everybody’s got an opinion, so I mean it’s okay. Ain’t going to stop nobody from making movies.”