Martin Scorsese has strongly voiced his concerns about the dominance of comic book films and franchise culture in a recent interview.
Martin Scorsese is eagerly awaiting the release of his upcoming film, “Killers of the Flower Moon.” In a new interview with GQ, the Academy Award-winning director expressed his strong reservations about the current impact of comic books and franchise films. He urged filmmakers to fight against this trend by advocating for originality.
Here’s what Martin Scorsese had to say:
In a new interview with GQ, Martin Scorsese discussed the influence of franchise films at length, stating, “The danger is that it’s affecting our culture. Because right now, there are generations being raised who think that movies are just those things – that’s what movies are… which means we have to fight back, and it has to come from the ground up.
It must originate directly from the creators of the film. And you know, Safie Brothers, and you’ve got Chris Nolan, you know what I mean? Beat them from all sides. Beat them from all sides, and don’t give up. Let’s see what you get. Go out and do it. Rediscover it. Refrain from expressing dissatisfaction, abstain from lamenting about it. But it’s true, because we have to save cinema.”
A few years ago, in an interview, the director made headlines for comparing Marvel films to theme parks rather than cinema, drawing significant attention from the media.
Martin Scorsese Take on the Current State of Cinema:
The director also had strong opinions about the definition of streaming-age content, saying, “I think the actual materials, the actual substance of what the films are, is cinema. It’s almost like an AI making movies. And that doesn’t mean that you can’t make great films with great directors and great actors like these people, but what are they giving you? What are they giving you?”
Martin Scorsese remains one of the most respected filmmakers in Hollywood today, with a rich filmography that includes classics such as “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas,” “Casino,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and “The Irishman.” “Killers of the Flower Moon,” based on David Grann’s book of the same name, features performances by Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, and Brendan Fraser.
The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May and is set to hit theaters on October 20th.