As the protagonist of the first cinecomic nominated for an Oscar for best film, Chadwick Boseman wanted to respond to Martin Scorsese’s criticism of Marvel films.
After saying that they “are not cinemas”, the director of The Irishman and Quei Bravi Ragazzi is back on the subject to better clarify his point of view in a recent interview with the New York Times. To do echo the statements of the filmmakers who participated in the MCU, like James Gunn and Scott Derrickson, however, also came the main face of the Black Panther.
“I have to respect his opinion because he is a genius in what he does,” Boseman said during an episode of Entertainment, the BBC Radio podcast. “At the same time, you have to think about when he’s saying it. He’s saying it when he’s probably in the country for an award. He’s saying it while he’s making a movie with Netflix, so that’s how his eyes move on his movie instead of the movie “He cannot be seen in the best way. So, he is speaking again by period. He is also speaking to his advantage. So you have to draw the truth from his speech. You must also be able to say that you disagree, you are asking me also why I made the first superhero movie nominated for best film at the Oscars. I’m sure of it. “
According to Scorsese the films of the MCU (and in general the whole cinema based on the franchises) fail to convey the feelings that, for example, convey films of authors such as Paul Thomas Anderson, Claire Denis, and Spike Lee. But Boseman disagrees, at least for his Black Panther.
“The mystery of which Scorsese speaks is in Black Panther” added the actor. “And the funny thing is that if he saw Black Panther, he didn’t understand it. He didn’t understand what he was talking about a feeling of insecurity. The feeling of not knowing what will happen, what black people feel. Because we never have “I had a superhero like this first. We thought the whites would kill us. There was a chance we shot. So we felt that anguish, the thing you feel when you watch the cinema. Maybe Scorsese didn’t understand it when he did it.” ” It’s a cultural issue. Maybe a generational one. I don’t know, but I’m sure what we’ve done. So your statements won’t bother me.”
Do you agree with Boseman? Let us know in the comments. In the meantime, we remind you that Black Panther 2 will be released on May 6, 2022.
In a couple of weeks we'll have @chadwickboseman on the show talking about his new film, @21BridgesMovie. @simonmayo took the opportunity to ask him his thoughts on Martin Scorsese's recent comments on Marvel films.
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