According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night, in honor of Martin Scorsese, put on a parody skit in reference to the recent controversy surrounding Martin’s comments regarding comic book movies and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Not long before Mr. Martin took the stage, the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host showed the skit, featuring a CGI version of Martin’s new film, The Irishman, except with its title changed to, “Irish Man.” Clearly, the title of the faux-movie was a play on The Irishman and the typical superhero name.
Before his audience, Kimmel recalled the industry squabble and reminded them of the comments that Mr. Martin said in an Empire interview in which he criticized comic book movies by stating they lacked particular cinematic qualities.
Kimmel said before the crowd that Martin believed the movies “weren’t cinema,” which made a lot of people in the industry mad. You can check out the YouTube video below to check out the faux-trailer for “Irish Man.”
As it was noted above, Martin sparked the ire of many people in the entertainment business when he stated that comic book movies failed to convey the human experience to other people. His comment was criticized heavily by directors, actors, and actresses alike.
Some of those critics included the maker of The Guardians Of The Galaxy franchise, James Gunn, who sat in the director’s chair for the first installment of the film, in addition to the second and third. Volume Three hasn’t been released yet.
And while Martin came under fire from many people who have worked in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some filmmakers agreed with him, including Francis Ford Coppola, the maker of perhaps one of the most legendary films of all time, The Godfather.
Francis Ford Coppola said comic book movies were “despicable,” after defending Martin Scorsese by stating that the director never even criticized them that severely. Samuel L. Jackson, as well, came out afterward and said that everybody has an opinion. Jackson added that not everybody in the world likes Martin Scorsese’s films either.