‘If this is not cinema, I don't know what is’: Avengers: Endgame writers respond to Martin Scorsese’s comments
Three weeks after Martin Scorsese tried to take down Marvel Cinematic Universe, the writers behind the highest-grossing film to ever hit theatres have spoken out. On the red carpet for the Academy's Governors Awards, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely each caught up with a magazine, where they both offered their defence for Marvel movies, part of the genre they've worked in for the better part of a decade.
"Everyone is entitled to their opinion," Markus began. "Clearly, this movie — Endgame — has reached a great number of people and has pleased a great number of people, I have to say, in a way a movie has not in a long time. If that's not cinema, I'm not sure what is. That is a collective, emotional experience that happened worldwide."
That's when McFeely agreed, saying Hollywood includes all varieties for various people. "All sorts of movies for all sorts of people. This one seemed like it was for a lot of people," the writer added.
Avengers: Endgame directed by the Russo Brothers, toppled James Cameron's Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time with a massive $2.79b worldwide box office haul.