Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney Corporation, recently stated that he thought Martin Scorsese's comments about the Marvel film universe were "unpleasant,quot; and "not fair,quot; to the people who worked on them. The Hollywood Reporter had in its hands a new interview of Time in which Bob made his comments.
Many people on Twitter, including the same Disney CEO, have not forgiven Martin for saying that Marvel movies were not "real movies." Mr. Iger said that Martin was the type of artist who wanted to take risks, however, that does not. It does not mean that Disney movies and other Marvel creations cannot be considered art.
In addition, Iger admitted that he and some of Scorsese's representatives were planning to sit down and discuss his opinion. As most know, Martin's previous statements have been at the top of entertainment news headlines for months.
As previously reported, filmmakers like Joss Whedon, James Gunn and Kevin Feige all defended Marvel against the Irish The director's comments, and many of them said they loved Martin's movies, however, they couldn't support what he said.
Also, this would not be the first time Bob mentions Martin Empire's interview. Speaking to BBC Radio earlier this year, Bob thought out loud that he thought Scorsese hadn't even seen a Marvel movie before.
Bob said it was not possible for a person to sit and watch a Marvel movie and not feel it was not a great movie. However, some of the other critically acclaimed directors have similar opinions, including Francis Ford Coppola in addition to Jon Favreau. Coppola was even less sensitive, saying the movies were "despicable."
Since then, Martin has not backed down at all from his original statement, even saying at the London Film Festival and in a New York Times opinion story that the films were "market researched, tested by the public, examined, modified, busted, and remodified ", until finally they were suitable for the enjoyment of the public.
Whether Martin's comments are justifiable or not, Scorsese's latest film has exceeded expectations, making it one of Netflix's best movies. In fact, within the first month of its launch, it has been seen by 26 million homes.