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Martin Scorsese says Marvel is 'not cinema'; James Gunn is 'saddened' by his remarks

The legendary film director, Martin Scorsese told British Empire magazine that he doesn't follow along with the comic book franchise because it's "not cinema." The Oscar winner filmmaker compared the SuperHero based movies to THEME PARK. "Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well-made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks," he said. "I don’t see them. I tried, you know?" he also said. "It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being." And Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn also responded to his remarks.
Martin Scorsese is one of my 5 favorite living filmmakers. I was outraged when people picketed The Last Temptation of Christ without having seen the film. I’m saddened that he’s now judging my films in the same way. — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 4, 2019

"Spider-Man" Is Leaving The Marvel Cinematic Universe

In a shocking development, Marvel Studios is set to part ways with Sony Pictures' Spider-Man franchise, BuzzFeed News has confirmed. The decision will effectively remove the version of Peter Parker played by Tom Holland from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, separating arguably the most iconic Marvel comics superhero from the most successful superhero movie franchise of all time. Deadline first reported the news. The issue, as it so often does, reportedly comes down to money. Sony Pictures has owned the movie rights to Spider-Man for decades, and found great success with the character with director Sam Raimi and actor Tobey Maguire's take on the webslinger in the 2000s — their three films grossed nearly $2.5 billion worldwide. But then Sony's reboot of the franchise with director Marc Webb and actor Andrew Garfield, released in 2012 and 2014, was seen as a critical and commercial disappointment. So in 2015, Sony entered into an unprecedented agreement with the Disney-owned M…