Thor: Love and Thunder's Taika Waititi hits back at Martin Scorsese's 'Marvel movies are not cinema' comment

Taika Waititi is the latest celebrity associated with the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) to hit back at Martin Scorsese's comment on how he felt that Marvel movies are "not cinema." Read below to know what the Thor: Love and Thunder director had to say on the same.
Martin Scorsese had earlier referred to Marvel movies as "theme parks" and "not cinema." Martin Scorsese had earlier referred to Marvel movies as "theme parks" and "not cinema."
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While The Irishman is getting rave reviews from the film festival circuits, Martin Scorsese has been making headlines for an entirely different reason. During a recent interview with Empire, when asked about his expert opinion on Marvel movies, which have swept over the global box-office, the Oscar-winning director stated that according to him, these films are "not cinema." Not only that but Marty went on to say, "Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks."

The comment has definitely not gone too well amongst the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) fans as well as the celebrities associated with the super-successful franchise. From Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson to Joss Whedon and James Gunn, all of them have hit back at Martin for his comments on movies they are associated with. This time, it's Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi, who has clapped back at Scorsese with a very simple comment on how Marvel film is very much "cinema."

Taika first quipped to Associated Press that they would have to remove cinema from the MCU as he joked, "Well, it's too late to change it to the Marvel ...Atic Universe," and added, "Of course it's cinema! It's at the movies. It's at cinemas near you. Marvel Cinema--tic Universe...scene!"

What do you have to say about Taika Waititi's comment on Marvel movies? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Meanwhile, Thor: Love and Thunder, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson, is slated to release on November 5, 2021.

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