Doctor Sleep director Mike Flanagan has countered Martin Scorsese’s notorious recent comments about Marvel cinema, using the director’s own words against him.
The comments have taken the film industry by storm, with all manner of stars weighing in on both sides of the debate.
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Now, in a new interview with CinePop, Flanagan has recalled a previous comment from Scorsese, using it to make an argument against his recent evaluation that Marvel movies are “not cinema”.
Justifying his response, he references an old Scorsese quote, in which the director says “movies are our dreams,” and that no one dream is more valid than another. Watch the full interview below.
Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep, a sequel to cult classic The Shining, comes out on October 30 and stars Ewan McGregor.
In response to Scorsese and Coppola’s comments on Marvel, Iron Man director Jon Favreau said the pair had “earned the right” to criticise the franchise, while the likes of Taika Waititi and Spider-Man director James Gunn have defended the franchise.