Martin Scorsese Calls Marvel Movies "a New Art Form"

Martin Scorsese, film director who started the debate about whether or not Marvel movies are cinema when comparing them "amusement parks", has returned to think about this issue and now calls them "a new art form".

At the premiere of his new film, The Irishman, Scorsese clarified that his concern is not so much about the artistic state of the cinema, but that this supersaturation of superhero movies can leave other directors without a space to exhibit their works.


“Well, look, the point is, in terms of this movie, Netflix, cinema, what I'm really talking about are movies that are made. Let's say a family wants to go to an amusement park, that's a good one, you know. And in the parks there are these cinematic expressions. They are a new art form. It's something different from the movies that are normally shown in theaters, that's all.

My concern is losing the screens to massive theme park movies, which I say again, [his] new art form. The cinema is now changing. We have so many places, there are many ways to make movies. Well, go and [enjoy] is an event and it's great to go to an event like an amusement park, but they don't displace Greta Gerwig and they don't displace Paul Thomas Anderson and Noah Baumbach and those people, just not. ”

His original comment triggered in response in favor and against. Notably, Francis Ford Coppola was disgusted by these films, while others, such as James Gunn, defended them.

Via: ET