The daily gossip: November 5, 2019

Martin Scorsese clarifies his anti-Marvel stance, Mark Hamill mocks his original Star Wars audition, and more

Martin Scorsese.
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1. Martin Scorsese clarifies his anti-Marvel stance in a New York Times op-ed

Another major development in the most heated and pressing debate of the modern era, as director Martin Scorsese took to the pages of The New York Times to expand on his assertion that Marvel superhero movies are "not cinema," which sparked a fierce backlash from Marvel fans last month. In the lengthy essay, Scorsese clarifies that he… still doesn't think Marvel movies are cinema. Faced with this grim judgment from one of Hollywood's living legends, Marvel Studios executives will just have to console themselves with the billions and billions of dollars they've got sitting in their coffers.

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