Are Marvel movies "not cinema"? Robert Downey Jr

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The Iron Man director, who also plays the role of Happy in MCU movies, stated that Robert Downey Jr has his Oscar vote for sure, while adding that "I think he was able to discover and explore dimensions of the character over the course of many, many films, which is a bit of its own category".

"I was just standing out there ... standing in front of the TV screen when this little nebbish bigwig says, 'Out of the way, '" Downey, 54, shared.

Despite all that, Downey doesn't think Scorsese's comments come from a place of envy over the box office or cultural success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I mean it plays in theatres. "We need all of the different perspectives so we can come to center and move on". The Iron Man actor did, however, go on to argue that, "It would be like saying "Howard Stern isn't radio" - it makes no sense".

Apart from that, the actor was also asked about what he thought about Martin Scorsese's comments on the MCU.

That seems like a unusual reason to turn down a potential Oscar nom - anyone brought to tears by Iron Man's final moments can't argue that Downey doesn't deserves a nod - but whatever floats your boat.

Does Robert Downey Jr. deserve an Oscar for his work in Avengers: Endgame?

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"I've always had other interests, and according to Scorsese it's not cinema".

Martin Scorsese had compared Marvel movies to theme parks. In his mind, Martin Scorsese, like anyone else, is entitled to his opinion and that extends to Marvel and superhero movies. And Downey's interview comes only a couple of days after some of his Endgame co-stars shared their feedback about all this, like Samuel L. Jackson: Not "everybody loves (Scorsese's) movies either".

The veteran filmmaker ruffled feathers when he said in a recent interview that he do not consider "Marvel movies" as "cinema" and finds them lacking on the "emotional and psychological experiences". Big studios nearly always campaign their films and the stars of their films, because they figure they have nothing to lose.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hasn't yet announced the nominees for the 2020 Oscars (they're still several months away), so it remains to be seen how many awards Avengers: Endgame will end up nominated for.

Those comments didn't go over so well with superhero movie fans, but Downey Jr.'s reaction was pretty diplomatic.

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