The whole Martin Scorsese-commenting-on-Marvel controversy just won’t seem to go away, despite everyone wanting it to. We’ve heard Disney CEO Bob Iger respond to the comments, and now Kevin Feige has addressed them.
Feige was on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast and said:
“I think that’s not true. I think it’s unfortunate. I think myself and everybody that 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… I think it’s fun for us to take our success and use it to take risks and go in different places. Everybody has a different definition of cinema. Everybody has a different definition of art. Everybody has a different definition of risk.”
He closed, “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.”
It’s certainly a lot more diplomatic than Iger’s second time addressing the comments. Hopefully now that the head of Marvel Studios has said something people will stop asking people to comment on the movies that Marvel makes in completely unrelated interviews.