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    Paul Rudd Responded To Martin Scorsese's Comments That Marvel Is "Not Cinema"

    Speaking to Howard Stern, Rudd said: "I think we're trying to deal with human issues and things that are relatable that are not just rides."

    Despite being a central player in Hollywood right now, Marvel Studios has lately found itself on the receiving end of criticism by other people in the industry.

    Famed director Martin Scorsese was one of the most recent critics, saying that movies produced by the Disney-owned studio were "not cinema".

    Jennifer Aniston also seemed to throw shade in Marvel's direction when she suggested its dominance was "diminishing" the quality of other cinema.

    However, those associated with Marvel were quick to defend the studio from the criticism. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn said he was "saddened" that Scorsese would judge the movies without having seen them.

    Martin Scorsese is one of my 5 favorite living filmmakers. I was outraged when people picketed The Last Temptation of Christ without having seen the film. I’m saddened that he’s now judging my films in the same way.

    And, when asked about Scorsese's comments, Robert Downey Jr. joked: "I mean, it plays in theaters."

    Now, Ant-Man's Paul Rudd has jumped into the conversation after being asked by Stern what he made of the criticism.

    "Ultimately, you really care about relationships with people. It isn't all just special effects–driven," Rudd continued. "You wanna see people and human behaviour and talking to each other."

    Clearly disagreeing with Scorsese's comments about Marvel movies not "trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences" between humans, Rudd stated that the people involved "care about the characters".

    As well as this, Rudd said that it came down to things changing in the industry, noting that studios "are not making middle-budgeted films as much".

    You can watch Paul Rudd's interview with Howard Stern here.