Legendary director Martin Scorsese has sparked a number of controversies in recent months after he shared his opinion that Marvel superhero films are "not a movie theater". And for Christmas, his 20-year-old daughter Francesca decided to have some fun by wrapping all of his presents in Marvel wrapping paper.
Francesca visited Instagram on Christmas Eve to share a photo of her gift wrapping session with Marvel wrapping paper with Captain America, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, and Thor.
Back in October, Scorsese told Empire Magazine that he was not watching Marvel films but had tried.
"But this is not a cinema," said the 77-year-old Scorsese. “To be honest, the best I can think of them are theme parks that deal with actors as much as possible. It is not the cinema of people that tries to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another person. "
After these comments triggered the controversy, Scorsese wrote an opinion article for the New York Times a month later to explain his statement.
Scorsese wrote that the people who make Marvel films have "considerable talent and craftsmanship", which is evident on the screen. And the fact that he is not interested in the films is a question of personal taste.
He went on to write that it is possible that Marvel films would excite him when he was younger and he would like to make one himself. But as he grew up, he developed a feel for films – what they were and what they could be. Scorsese said that what he learned is “as far from the Marvel universe as we are on Earth, from Alpha Centauri.
Even if Scorsese is not a fan, the Marvel films have brought in billions at the box office in the past ten years, including this year's Avengers: Endgame, which broke every record in this book and $ 357.1 million on its opening weekend. Earned dollars before grossing $ 2.797 billion worldwide for theater operations.
Scorsese does not need superhero films because his latest film The Irishman was a hit for Netflix. He also has numerous projects in the works, including the upcoming Biopic Killers of the Flower Moon, about President Theodore Roosevelt's life.
Martin Scorsese is also involved in the new Hulu series The Devil in the White City with Leonardo DiCaprio.