Martin Scorsese’s remarks back in 2019 sparked outrage on the internet. There are two types of people in our world: those who enjoy Marvel films and those who agree with Martin Scorsese’s 2019 assertion that, while “fully crafted,” superhero films “aren’t cinema.” Tom Holland recently gave his take on Scorsese’s comments.
Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker in the recently released film Spider-Man: No Way Home, is without a doubt the biggest figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe right now. The English actor responded to Scorsese’s remarks when speaking with the Hollywood Reporter.
“You can ask Scorsese ‘Would you want to make a Marvel movie?’ But he doesn’t know what it’s like because he’s never made one. I’ve made Marvel movies and I’ve also made movies that have been in the conversation in the world of the Oscars, and the only difference, really, is one is much more expensive than the other. But the way I break down the character, the way the director etches out the arc of the story and characters – it’s all the same, just done on a different scale. So I do think they’re real art.”
Holland then contrasted working on low-budget productions with those with considerably higher budgets. He said that he and many other actors approach their work in the same manner, whether it’s a superhero movie or an indie picture.
“When you’re doing these films, you know that millions of people will see it, good or horrible whereas when you’re making a small indie film, if it’s not very good, no one will watch it, so it comes with different degrees of pressure.”
Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., or Scarlett Johansson have made ‘Oscar-worthy’ films as well as superhero films. Holland believes that they would also agree with him.
Scorsese may not be a fan of the MCU, but those who have watched Holland’s conclusion to his Spider-Man trilogy haven’t stopped raving about how good it is.
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