Paul Rudd Defends Marvel’s Movies

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Marvel has a real-life superhero in the form of Paul Rudd. 

The Living with Yourself actor is known for portraying Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and came to its rescue when the studio’s films came under criticism. 

Renowned director Martin Scorsese recently referred to Marvel’s movies as “not cinema” during an interview with Empire.

“I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema,” The Irishman filmmaker 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.”

Whilst speaking to Howard Stern, Rudd presented a different view. 

“Ultimately, you really care about relationships with people. It isn’t all just special effects–driven. You wanna see people and human behaviour and talking to each other,” he said. 

The actor continued, “In Ant-Man, I have a whole relationship with my daughter and the human struggles of being a superhero. I think we’re trying to deal with human issues and things that are relatable that are not just rides.”

Hear, hear.