James Gunn Says Martin Scorsese Used Marvel Controversy to Promote His Film

'The Suicide Squad'Credit: Warner Bros.
Filmmaker James Gunn recently responded to the comments made by Martin Scorsese a few years back calling out superhero films. 

If you don't remember, a while back Martin Scorsese made comments calling Marvel and superhero films "not cinema" and more like "amusement park rides." The legendary filmmaker received a ton of backlash for his remarks but was also praised by those who agree with him. 

Recently, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad director, James Gunn, was asked about the comments. On the Happy, Sad, Confused podcast, Gunn said, “So he just kept coming out against Marvel so that he could get press for his movie. He’s creating his movie in the shadow of the Marvel films, and so he uses that to get attention for something he wasn’t getting as much attention as he wanted for it.”

It feels as though Gunn thinks Scorcese used this drama as an opportunity to get attention. An interesting perspective to take on the situation. 

Gunn then admitted he agrees with some of the things said.

“I love his movies," Gunn said. "I can watch his movies with no problem. And he said a lot of things I agree with. There are a lot of things that are true about what he said.”

Gunn seems to have been offended and maybe hurt by some of Scorcese's comments. Though it makes sense, because Gunn is a prominent creator in the superhero market and therefore he probably took these comments personally. 

What do you think of Gunn's comments? Let us know!      

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Looks like he's doing the same thing, haha.

August 4, 2021 at 8:05PM

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urban revolution
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I know who Scorcese is... who the hell is James Gunn?
https://variety.com/2021/film/news/james-gunn-martin-scorsese-marvel-the...

August 5, 2021 at 2:44AM

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Jerry Roe
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Yea, who is that guy anyway?

August 6, 2021 at 4:29AM

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Lola Harper
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Everyone has the right to have an opinion whether right or not.

August 5, 2021 at 5:42AM

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William Aston
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This article feels like it’s written by a high school student.

August 6, 2021 at 6:34AM

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The never-ending fight among different styles. I love a good hamburger as well as a great hot dog. Different products for maybe the same purpose, wanted on different occasions. Let them coexist!

August 7, 2021 at 8:44AM

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Barbs Patiño
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That sounds like hollywood.

August 8, 2021 at 10:40AM

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Sketkh Williams
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