As you all know, I’m not a huge Marvel/Superhero fan; however, it would be hard for anyone to ignore Robert Downey Jr.’s performance in the films as Tony Stark/Iron Man.
He’s one of the best parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and there were talks of him joining the Oscar race for his role.
But during a recent interview on The Howard Stern Show, Robert admitted he told them “let’s not” when it came down to campaigning for an Oscar.
He also brought up Martin Scorsese’s recent comments on superhero films not being cinema, which we covered yesterday.
Robert was pretty sarcastic about the whole thing.
I’ve always had other interests, and according to Scorsese, it’s not cinema. I gotta take a look at that, ya know?” I mean, it plays in theaters. I appreciate his opinion, because I think it’s like anything — we need all of the different perspectives, so we can come to center and move on,
Stern then asked Robert if he believed Scorsese was jealous of Marvel’s success.
Of course not … In his view, and by the way, there’s a lot to be said for how these genre movies — and I was happy to be a part of the problem, if there is one — denigrated the art form [of] cinema. By the way, when you come in like a stomping beast and eliminate the competition in such a demonstrative way, it’s phenomenal
Damn. Those are fighting words. He was trying to be subtle with his snark, but we all see it.[mashshare]