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Disney CEO Bob Iger Will Meet Martin Scorsese Over Marvel Controversy

Disney CEO Bob Iger and director Martin Scorsese will be meeting in the near future to discuss the Marvel controversy.

Back in October, Martin Scorsese was discussing his general distaste for Marvel films, which then seemed to catastrophically blow out of proportions. What began as a comment by Martin Scorsese, later turned into a full on cultural conversation, which ended in Disney CEO Bob Iger calling his comments over Marvel films rude and cruel. It even got to the point where Martin Scorsese penned an op-ed to set the record straight that Marvel movies are just not what he wants out of the movie business.

Now, 2 months after the controversy seems to have settled down, Disney CEO has revealed to Time magazine that he will be meeting Martin Scorsese to discuss his Marvel comments. Disney CEO Bob Iger was recently named Time magazine’s Businessperson of the Year, which is a huge deal for the Disney mogul. In his interview with the magazine, the Disney CEO threw another shot at Martin Scorsese, stating that The Irishman artist doesn’t have the right to say Marvel movies aren’t art.

“If Marty Scorsese wants to be in the business of taking artistic risk, all power to him. It doesn’t mean that what we’re doing isn’t art.”

The Time magazine article doesn’t go into details as to when Disney CEO Bob Iger and Martin Scorsese will be meeting, though we can imagine it will be after the awards campaign for Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame and The Irishman are complete. Martin Scorsese’s comments on Marvel seem to have sparked a larger cultural conversation regarding Disney’s prominence on the cinematic landscape. Regardless of where you stand on the Marvel controversy, it’s good to know that Disney CEO Bob Iger and Martin Scorsese might just squash their beef. And who knows, maybe Disney CEO Bob Iger will be the one funding Martin Scorsese’s next masterpiece?

What are your thoughts on Disney CEO Bob Iger and Martin Scorsese meeting to discuss the latter’s Marvel comments? Comment below and let us know!

The next film in the ever-expanding Marvel saga is Black Widow. Full plot details on Marvel Studios’ Black Widow are currently under wraps, though it has been revealed that the film is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War and will see Scarlett Johansson’s Nathasha Romanoff take on the villainous Taskmaster. The film will also mark the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of Yelena Belova, the second modern-era character to use the Black Widow title in the comics.

Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.

Black Widow will be released in theaters on May 1, 2020.

Source: Time

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, “Aqualad”.

“Aqualad” will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for “Aqualad” by clicking “Next”.

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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