It is certainly not new that great filmmakers like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola have had harsh words towards Marvel movies. Olsen, speaking to The Independent , said she resented these words.
It irritates me when people make Marvel movies look like inferior art. I’m not saying we make independent arthouse films, but I just think criticism takes away from our crew, which bothers me. They take away value from some of the most extraordinary set designers, costume designers, camera operators. I feel that belittling them with that kind of criticism belittles all the people who make award-winning films and who also work on these projects.
She went on to explain that she understands that Marvel makes a certain type of film for a large audience, but believes that this shouldn’t make people forget the qualities that are hidden in the films.
From an actor’s point of view, I understand that. I fully understand there are a different kind of performance. But I think belittling Marvel ends up belittling the hundreds of very talented people who work on these films. I get a little aggressive about it
Even Tom Holland , had responded to the criticisms brought to the Marvel world. In particular, the actor had addressed directly to Martin Scorsese .
You might ask Scorsese: “Would you like to make a Marvel movie?” but he doesn’t know what he’s like to make it because he’s never done one – he told The Hollywood Reporter. I’ve starred in both Marvel movies and movies that have been around the Oscars and the only difference, actually, is that one is a lot more expensive than the other. But the way you have to get into the character, the way the director decides the story arc and the characters – it’s the same, just done on a different scale. So I think they are true works of art.
When you make these movies, you know that for better or for worse, millions of people will see them. Whereas when you make a small indie movie, if it’s not very good no one will watch it, so it comes with different levels of pressure. I mean, you can also ask Benedict Cumberbatch or Robert Downey Jr. or Scarlett Johansson, people who have made both that Oscar-winning type of movie and superhero movie – and they’ll tell you they’re the same, just on a different scale.