Martin Scorsese has expanded on his criticism of Marvel, claiming that "nothing is at risk" in the franchise and the movies are made according to a formula.
The legendary director sparked debate last month by dismissing the comic book franchise as "not cinema" and comparing the films to "theme parks".
And now Scorsese has expanded on his criticisms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an essay The New York Times newspaper in which he claims all the movies are made adhering to a strict formula to "satisfy a specific set of demands".
He wrote: "Many of the elements that define cinema as I know it are there in Marvel pictures. What's not there is revelation, mystery or genuine emotional danger. Nothing is at risk. The pictures are made to satisfy a specific set of demands, and they are designed as variations on a finite number of themes."
The 76-year-old director also suggested that the Marvel films are corporate products as opposed to cinema which he considers art.