Jimmy Kimmel helped legendary director Martin Scorsese settled his differences with Marvel and present their first collaboration.
When Martin Scorsese talks about movies, people listen. The director is responsible for some of the most iconic scenes in films in motion picture history and is considered a living legend. So naturally, a lot of attention was put on his comments criticizing the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Scorsese didn’t have anything positive to say about Marvel movies or the superhero genre. Suggesting that they weren’t real cinema upset Marvel fans–a population of moviegoers that is somewhere in the millions.
The director is out promoting his latest film The Irishman. His press tour took him to the late night home of the Avengers, Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Like Marvel, Jimmy Kimmel Live! is owned by Disney so of course Jimmy Kimmel would want to defend Marvel while at the same time welcoming Scorsese as his guest.
So in an effort to bring the two sides together, Kimmel put together a clip of a Martin Scorsese movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Watch below and judge for yourself if this is a collaboration worth pursuing.
Martin Scorsese may not have any real interest in directing a Marvel movie or any superhero movie. But the actors he works with certainly could show up in a future MCU project. Long gone are the days of superhero movies being “beneath” accomplished actors.
Huge talents like Michael Douglas, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, and Jeff Bridges have appeared in Marvel movies. Then there are Oscar winners like Natalie Portman, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, and Lupita Nyong’o.
And one of Scorsese’s favorite actors and the star of The Irishman, Robert De Niro, is coming off a role in Joker. While the Todd Phillips-directed film isn’t the same type of superhero movie as Iron Man or Thor , it is still based on a comic book character and has earned $1 billion and critical praise. In fact, Scorsese was attached to produce Joker at one point so he clearly isn’t completely against working with comic book material.
It’s hard to imagine that Jimmy Kimmel’s trailer will be enough to convince Martin Scorsese to try join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But you can’t blame the late night host for trying to keep everyone happy and bring people together.