The war over dircetor Martin Scorsese’s comments about Marvel movies and their “place in cinema,” has mostly died down in the past few weeks. The director has said his piece and hasn’t engaged any further, but this hasn’t stopped others from delivering their two cents on the matter.
Disney Monopolist CEO Bob Iger was among those with something to say on the subject, saying he wasn’t so sure that Scorsese had even seen any of the Marvel Studios movies. Now he’ll apparently get to say those things to Scorsese himself.
In an interview with Time, where Iger was selected as Businessperson of the Year by the magazine, Iger had some fiery rebuttals to Scorsese’s comments, calling them “nasty” and “not fair to the people who are making the movies.”
The CEO of the company which controls Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, and 20th Century Fox, added: “If Marty Scorsese wants to be in the business of taking artistic risk, all power to him. It doesn’t mean that what we’re doing isn’t art.”
To cap off the talk though, Time reports that Iger revealed “his people” and Scorsese’s team are “arranging a get-together.” Perhaps the whole thing can be put behind them in the end after this cinematic civil war without another person “killing themselves”.
Following his comments there was an unending tide of debate on both sides. The directors of Avengers: Endgame chimed in as well as a Blsck Panther star, not to mention Marvel’s Kevin Feige.
In the weeks since Scorsese’s The Irishman made its debut on Netflix (A platform he has gone on record saying he hates) the conversation has started to fade. Perhaps a photo op between Iger and Scorsese in the future can bring it all to a close once and for all.