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.
It all began earlier this month 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 said. "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 he was asked about Scorsese's comments. 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 Marvel movie and a Scorsese film. So, as Downey suggests, maybe it's best that people just appreciate the Oscar-winning director's opinion and move on.