This is the war between the actors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Martin Scorsese. When the legendary director said in an interview for Empire late last week that he considered the superhero films “not cinema”, we suspected that the reactions would rain.

And the first salvo arrived, via Samuel L. Jackson, the Nick Fury of the cinematic universe of Marvel.

“It’s like saying that Bugs Bunny is not funny. The movies are movies. Everyone does not like his movies, anyway. But everyone has their own opinion, it does not matter. It will not stop anyone from making movies, “he told Variety.

On the other hand, Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula in the Marvel universe, defended the cinematographic qualities of the blockbuster movies, especially those of James Gunn, director of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

“I would say that Marvel films are absolutely cinema. Cinema is visual narration. There is so much heart and soul, it’s really James’ soul. He puts so much of his personality, his sense of humor. There is a real representation of who he is as a person and it is very cinematic. It’s an artist, “she says.

James Gunn said he was “saddened” by the commentary of the legendary director.