In recent weeks, Martin Scorsese offended legions of Marvel movie fans when said that Marvel films are “Closer to theme parks than cinema.”
The Twitter-verse quickly turned their wrath upon Scorsese, firing off thousands of angry tweets about the legendary filmmaker. Amidst the hostile fanboy aftermath, Scorsese clarified what he meant in a New York Times op-ed, but that hasn’t cooled fans’ tempers.
The Marty versus Marvel debate took to the airwaves yesterday when That Shelf’s Managing Editor Jason Gorber guested on Monday’s q screen panel along with Refinery29’s Kathleen Newman-Bremang. Host Tom Power jokingly compares the lead-up to their debate to a couple of hockey teams who have tension before taking the ice.
You can listen to their spirited debate here.