Marvel’s Kevin Feige Reacts to Martin Scorsese’s Comments About Marvel Movies

Marvel's Kevin Feige Reacts to Martin Scorsese's Comments About Marvel Movies

Kevin Feige is speaking out about Martin Scorsese‘s criticism of Marvel movies, doubling down on his belief that the movies are “not cinema.”

The Marvel chief creative officer opened up in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter‘s Scott Feinberg on the Awards Chatter podcast on Sunday (November 10).

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“I think that’s not true. I think it’s unfortunate. I think myself and everyone who works on these movies loves cinema, loves movies, loves going to the movies, loves to watch a communal experience in a movie theater full of people,” he said.

“We did Civil War. We had our two most popular characters get into a very serious theological and physical altercation. We killed half of our characters at the end of a movie [Avengers: Infinity War]. I think it’s fun for us to take our success and use it to take risks and go in different places,” he went on to say regarding cinematic risks.

“Everybody has a different definition of cinema. Everybody has a different definition of art. Everybody has a different definition of risk. Some people don’t think it’s cinema. Everybody is entitled to their opinion. Everyone is entitled to repeat that opinion. Everyone is entitled to write op-eds about that opinion, and I look forward to what will happen next. But in the meantime, we’re going to keep making movies.”

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