Taika Waititi deems Thor, Iron Man & other superheroes 'new mythology' while reacting to Scorsese's Marvel dig

Although the Thor: Love And Thunder director had shared a brief reaction, Taika Waititi has now shared an elaborate statement reacting to Martin Scorsese's Marvel comment. Take a look.
Taika Waititi deems Thor, Iron Man & other superheroes 'new mythology' while reacting to Scorsese's Marvel digTaika Waititi deems Thor, Iron Man & other superheroes 'new mythology' while reacting to Scorsese's Marvel dig
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A thread of reactions began when Martin Scorsese expressed Marvel movies are not cinema. From Robert Downey Jr to Scarlett Johansson, several Marvel Studios directors and actors have shared their reactions to Scorsese's Marvel comments. Recently, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige too shared his thoughts on the legendary filmmaker's take on Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Now, Taika Waititi shared a reaction to Scorsese's take on Marvel movies. Although the Thor: Love And Thunder director had already shared his thoughts on the controversy, he decided to elaborate his take this time around. 

Speaking at a round table discussion with The Hollywood Reporter, Waititi disagreed with Scorsese's view on Marvel movies. He explained how much work goes into the making of the movie. "Having worked for Marvel, I know how much work goes into breaking stories for those films, the shooting and the post-production," Waititi said. 

"It's all based on story and affecting people emotionally. Maybe it's too colorful for him....Comics and graphic novels, people have always laughed at them as not being real art or real stories. It's simply not true. Superheroes are our new mythology. At the end of the day, stories are either teaching us lessons or helping us experience the human condition in different ways," he explained. 

That's one way to see it. What do you think about Waititi's explanation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. For those who have forgotten, Scorsese deemed Marvel movies are not in an op-ed he wrote for the New York Times in November. “I was asked a question about Marvel movies. I answered it. I said that I’ve tried to watch a few of them and that they’re not for me, that they seem to me to be closer to theme parks than they are to movies as I’ve known and loved them throughout my life," he wrote. 

Here are a few other reactions from Marvel actors, directors and heads. 

Mark Ruffalo on Marvel films controversy: I would love to see Martin Scorsese create a national film endowment

Disney CEO calls out Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola over Marvel criticism: It seems so disrespectful

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