Martin Scorsese recently faced a strong backlash for making a joke of Marvel movies.
The director of “The Departed” found himself in trouble when he went on to say that superhero films “were not cinema.”
Todd Phillips, Joaquin Phoenix’s director, Joker, agrees with what Scorcese said. According to AceShowbiz, the director said he accepts that Scorsese is making a fair point. The director, however, could not explain whether he fully agrees with what Scorsese said.
He was talking at the Hollywood Reporter directors round table chat.
“Marty was very excited about that (which he said), but I understand perfectly. We were struggling to get the ‘Joker’, which sounds funny because it exists in the superhero world, but it’s not really one of those movies. . “
“We spent a year at Warner Bros., and I saw emails literally where they said, ‘Does he realize we sell Joker pajamas at Target?’ I say, “Didn’t movies come first and pajamas later? Are pajamas dictating movies? “Theme park rides. Pajamas. Slurpee cups. Whatever you’re selling the back of the movies, you can’t make your decisions based on that.”
Martin Scorsese, who was also present at the time, said: “I remember when Disneyland was built … and one of the studios’ aspirations was to become as important to American culture as Disneyland. And the first studio to really doing it was Universal with the (studio) tour. And then you add the big hit – and why not? People go to the movie. Enjoy. That kind of thing. “
“So the feel of a theme park has always been there. Not bad. We used to love going to amusement parks. But now at an amusement park, you have the movie.”