The cinema of Marvel He has received harsh criticism in recent days from respected filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese or Francis Ford Coppola. The latter even described these superhero tapes as despicable, which has generated a heated debate that Bob Iger, Disney's president, has now wanted to join.
During a conference with the Wall Street Journal, Iger has come out in defense of Marvel moviesWell, let's not forget that it is owned by Disney since 2009. These were his words:
It doesn't bother me, but it bothers me on behalf of the people who work in these movies. I respect Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese very much for the films they have made, films that I like and that we have all seen. But when Coppola uses the word "despicable" … I reserve the despicable word for those who commit mass murder. This is movies! Who is he talking to? Are you talking to Kevin Feige, who runs Marvel? Or Taika Waititi or Ryan Coogler, who run for us? Or Scarlett Johansson or Chadwick Boseman? I could name a lot of people … Robert Downey Jr.?
It was expected that Iger would respond to criticism sooner rather than later. Yes, he soon qualified his words, since he seemed a little embarrassed to have been carried away:
I think I have sounded a little more in defense of what I would like, because I don't feel the need to defend what we are doing. We are in the business of … first of all, we are in the business of making money and we are a profitable business. At the same time at Disney we try to balance telling the world great, infusing it with great values and supporting our more than 200,000 workers around the world with great care and, sincerely, respect. I am not … I am confused by this. If they want to complain about movies, they are in their right.
Yes, the best was yet to come, since it seems that Iger has been very bothered by these criticisms and could not be cut by saying between the lines that 'Black Panther' is one of the best films of all time:
Are you telling me that Ryan Coogler doing 'Black Panther' is something that somehow is less than what Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola have ever done in any of his films? Come now. Yes, I said that.
What is clear is that Iger You have chosen the film to be highlighted very carefully, since the cultural impact of 'Black Panther' is undeniable, but from there to equate it to titles such as 'The Godfather', 'Wild Bull', 'Apocalypse Now' or 'One of ours' …