While promoting his latest film, Killers of the Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese has gamely tried appealing to the age bracket that may be most squeamish about enduring a three-hour-plus movie. There was his spirited sit-down with Gen Z star Timothée Chalamet, his long-awaited embrace of Letterboxd, and a few viral TikToks with his 23-year-old daughter, Francesca Scorsese. But there’s at least one youth-centered trend that the 80-year-old has not endorsed: Marvel movies.
Back in October 2019, Scorsese said in an interview that Marvel films are “not cinema.” The following month, he clarified his comments but didn’t change his stance, writing in a New York Times op-ed: “Many of the elements that define cinema as I know it are there in Marvel pictures. What’s not there is revelation, mystery or genuine emotional danger. Nothing is at risk.”
This is worth noting because in a recent Scorsese father-daughter TikTok captioned “The Muse,” the Academy Award winner jokingly dotes on the star of his next film: Francesca’s schnauzer, Oscar. “My dad adores him and he adores my dad,” she told GQ in a new interview. “It’s funny because he kind of looks like my dad too.”
Director Joe Russo, who has helmed multiple Marvel films, decided to retaliate at Scorsese by poking fun at the clip in his own video response. Commenting on Sco..