Not everyone likes his stuff either, says Marvel film stalwart, in response to directors negative comments
Samuel L Jackson has responded to Martin Scorseses negative comments on Marvels film output by saying not everyone likes [Scorseses] stuff either.
Scorsese provoked uproar by telling Empire magazine he had tried and failed to get interested in Marvel films, and said they were not cinema.
Jacksons response came as he was speaking to Variety at the much-hyped launch of Tyler Perrys studio facility in Atlanta, Georgia. Jackson, who has appeared as SHIELD head Nick Fury in 10 Marvel films, including The Avengers series, the Iron Man and the Captain America films, said thats kind of like saying Bugs Bunny aint funny.
Films are films. You know, everybody doesnt like his stuff either. I mean, we happen to, but everybody doesnt.
There are a lot of Italian-Americans that dont think he should be making films about them like that. Everybodys got an opinion, so its okay. Its not going to stop anyone from making movies.
Other industry figures have stepped in to defend Marvels cinematic output. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn tweeted that he was saddened by Scorseses comments, and one of the films actors, Karen Gillan, defended Gunns films on artistic grounds: [the films are] a very big representation of who [Gunn] is as a person and therefore its very cinematic.
The Avengers director Joss Whedon also posted a defence of Marvel on social media, quoting the Incredible Hulk: I revere Marty, & I do see his point, but … Well theres a reason why Im always angry.