Samuel L. Jackson shares his sentiments about Martin Scorsese’s recent comments calling the Marvel Cinematic Universe “not cinema.”
“I mean that’s like saying Bugs Bunny ain’t funny,” Jackson said in an interview with Variety. “Films are films. Everybody doesn’t like his stuff either. Everybody’s got an opinion, so I mean it’s okay. Ain’t going to stop nobody from making movies.”
The critically-acclaimed director was doing the promo tour for the much-anticipated The Irishman and was asked about his thoughts on the successful franchise and the whole superhero movie popularity in general. And being one of the most revered filmmakers of all time, his opinion on the matter has caused a slew of conversation among fans and his peers in the industry.
Jackson — an esteemed member of the film industry in his own right — has been a part of the MCU since its beginning, making his on-screen debut as Nick Fury in the post-credits scene of 2008’s Iron Man. He subsequently reprised his role in Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame and, most recently, Spider-Man: Far From Home. It is currently unclear if and when he will play the Marvel character again.