Joe Russo, the Avengers: Endgame co-director, is playfully taking a job at Martin Scorsese after the director Killers of the Flower Moon director took a dig at Marvel films.
In a recent interview, Scorsese weighed in on the transformation at the box office following the success of films based on comic books.
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“The danger there is what it’s doing to our culture,” Scorsese told GQ. “Because there are going to be generations now that think movies are only those — that’s what movies are.”
Scorsese continued, “They already think that. Which means that we have to then fight back stronger. And it’s got to come from the grassroots level. It’s gotta come from the filmmakers themselves. And you’ll have, you know, the Safdie brothers, and you’ll have Chris Nolan, you know what I mean? And hit ’em from all sides. Hit ’em from all sides, and don’t give up. Let’s see what you got. Go out there and do it. Go reinvent. Don’t complain about it. But it’s true, because we’ve got to save cinema.”
After Scorsese’s comments were picked up by the media, Russo made a TikTok reaction video that has now gone viral. In the original clip, Scorsese is seen asking his dog named Oscar to “show me sadness.” Russo then stitched the video and introduced his own dog whom he called “Box Office,” touting the results of Marvel films motivating moviegoers to go to the theater.
“His [dog] is named Oscar … that’s really cute … [meet] Box Office,” Russo says in the video.
Check out the video posted below.
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