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Viola Davis Sticks Up for Marvel, DC Storytelling at Rome Film Festival | THR News

Viola Davis Sticks Up for Marvel, DC Storytelling at Rome Film Festival | THR News


– Viola Davis is the
latest member of Hollywood to weigh in on Martin Scorsese’s
comments about Marvel. The actress was asked for
her opinion on the matter after the media frenzy
surrounding Scorsese earlier this month, when
he called Marvel films not cinema and went on to
compare them to theme parks. His comments were met
with some raised eyebrows from people like Samuel L. Jackson and Guardians of the
Galaxy director James Gunn. But support from others
like Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola, who
chimed in on the matter, commenting, “Martin was kind
when he said it’s not cinema. “He didn’t say it’s despicable,
which I just say it is.” And now when Davis, who starred in the DC Comics film Suicide Squad and is reprising her role in the upcoming sequel, was asked for her opinion on the debate, the actress seemed to
defend the superhero genre, saying she does in fact like Marvel as well as DC Comics movies. Davis went on to explain
that what she loves about superhero films is their ability to capture and expand the imagination, saying, “If I did not have my imagination, “I would still be poor Viola
living in Central Falls, “Rhode Island, who is not
considered attractive.” She continued, noting, “Art lives in “that world of imagination. “It’s a playground there. “It’s God’s playground. “It’s not up to anyone
to say what deserves “to be there and what
doesn’t deserve to be there. “It’s anything that you want to be “in that place can live there.” The actress did however
clarify that she loves Scorsese’s films as well, before adding, “I think he was voicing his opinion. “I think it’s valid. “Everyone has a place, an opinion, “but I like a good Marvel movie.” All right, for more on
this story head to thr.com. And until next time, for
The Hollywood Reporter News, I’m Neha Joy.

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