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‘If They Don’t Tell the Truth, Who’s Going To?’: Ethan Hawke Defends Scorsese and Coppola, Says They Want MCU to Raise It’s Standard

Ethan Hawke Defends Scorsese and Coppola Says They Want MCU to Raise Its Standard

There was a recent tussle between veteran director Martin Scorsese against the entirety of MCU. Ethan Hawke who played the character of Arthur Harrow in the Emmy-nominated series Moon Knight, came to defend the remarks made by Martin Scorsese all the while commanding Marvel for winning the hearts of millions of people.

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Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow in Moon Knight (2022).
Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow in Moon Knight (2022).

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Ethan Hawke (Before the Sunrise) and his daughter Maya Hawke (Stranger Things).
Ethan Hawke (Before the Sunrise) and his daughter Maya Hawke (Stranger Things).

Ethan Hawke is not only an actor, but a screenplay artist, and a director. The actor gave an interview with IndieWire based on his latest docu-series The Last Movie Stars during which the name of Martin Scorsese popped up and the topic of Scorsese vs. Marvel was addressed.

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Stating several times that actors felt nervous around The Wolf of Wall Street director, Ethan Hawke shed some light on the nature of the veteran director. A part of the conversation that occurred between The Purge actor and the interviewer is given below:

Interviewer: “Speaking of Scorsese, you must have figured out your own way to address the whole “Scorsese vs. the MCU” narrative while promoting “Moon Knight” this year.”

Ethan Hawke: “If people like Scorsese and Coppola don’t come out to tell their truth about how there are more important things than making money, who’s going to?”

In addition to these comments, Ethan Hawke very neutrally implied several things about the MCU that are in line with what Martin Scorsese states.

Interviewer: “How much freedom did you have to bring your own skills to that show?” (Talking about Moon Knight)

Ethan Hawke: That group of people is extremely actor-friendly. They might not be director-friendly, and that could be what Scorsese and Coppola are talking about. But they love actors. I think Kevin Feige had a great thing happen with Robert Downey Jr. and he understood that Downey’s passion was a large part of the success”

The Before The Sunrise actor continued, “When actors are excited by a part, audiences get excited about watching them. Feige understood the algorithm there, so they’re extremely respectful toward the process. The best thing about “Moon Knight” for me was Oscar’s performance. It’s a gonzo thing that happens to have a giant budget — a pretty out-there performance.

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So what did Ethan Hawke Imply?

Martin Scorsese is known for directing The Wolf of Wall Street and The Irishman.
Martin Scorsese is known for directing The Wolf of Wall Street and The Irishman.

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It is implied that the actors of the MCU are not “director-friendly” i.e., they can get a bit tough to handle. “And that could be what Scorsese and Coppola are talking about” stated Ethan Hawke. Thus, while maintaining neutral grounds, the actor gave his opinion on the Scorsese Vs. Marvel debate.

Ethan Hawke is the director of the upcoming docuseries The Last Movie Stars which includes veteran actors such as Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith, and also Martin Scorsese (not an actor, we know). The movie is slated for release on 21st July 2022 (as per IMDB).

Source: IndieWire ||


Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.