Martin Scorseseâ€™s declaration that Marvel movies arenâ€™t cinema means that whenever anyone remotely connected to the MCU is now interviewed theyâ€™re inevitably going to be asked for their own reaction.Â
Cue, Adam McKay, the writer behind Ant-Man, being asked that very question in a recent interview withÂ Deadline.Â Unsurprisingly, the Anchorman and Vice director decided to side with his past employers, while he even had some advice for how Scorsese might actually become a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Â
â€œI wrote one, Ant-Man, and I love â€˜em. I felt like, câ€™mon Marty, what are you doing? Youâ€™re an all-time hero, and some of those movies are really good. To anyone who disses superhero movies, I always say, watch Thor: Ragnarok. That movie is awesome.â€
McKay isnâ€™t the only member of the Marvel fraternity to defend the studio from Scorseseâ€™s remarks in recent days.
Chadwick Boseman said he wasÂ â€œsecureâ€Â with the quality of Black Panther, especially in the wake of it securing the studioâ€™s first ever Best Picture Oscar nomination, while Karen Gillan waded into the debate at the Paris Comic Con, too.Â
â€œItâ€™s really interesting to watch all of these comments come out, but I think everyoneâ€™s entitled to their own opinions. I personally think Marvel films are great cinema,â€ Gillan, who plays Nebula in the MCU, declared, viaÂ Comic Book.
â€œI think that James Gunn is such an incredible filmmaker, and I see so much of his heart and soul in these films, that they have to be cinema. I mean, heâ€™s a very creative filmmaker. I think they are cinema.â€Â
Unfortunately, we can expect this question to be asked again and again and again over the coming weeks and months, especially since the next Marvel movie isnâ€™t due for release until Black Widow hits cinemas on May 1.Â