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Robert Downey Jr. Doesn't Seem Bothered by Martin Scorsese's Marvel Comments

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 23: Robert Downey Jr. attends D23 Disney Legends event at Anaheim Convention Center on August 23, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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As movie fans, filmmakers, and actors alike are divided after Martin Scorsese dissed the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Robert Downey Jr. is seemingly just trying to keep the peace.

As we previously reported, it all began when Scorsese admitted to Empire that he can't get through a Marvel movie. "I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema," the acclaimed director bluntly stated. "Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks."

Now, according to ComicBook.com, Robert Downey Jr. just appeared on The Howard Stern Show, where the topic of course came up. It seemed like Stern really wanted the 54-year-old actor to get angry because he kept pressing him on the subject, asking, "What did he mean by that, that it's not cinema?"

"I appreciate his opinion because I think it's like anything. We need all of the different perspectives so we can come to center and move on," Downey stated, but Stern wasn't happy with that answer.

Stern went as far as to ask, "Was he jealous of the success?"

But Downey simply replied, "Of course not! He's Martin Scorsese!"

With his mature response, Downey clearly recognizes the vast differences between a movie made by the MCU and one made by Scorsese, so in his wise words, we can appreciate the great filmmaker's opinion and move on.