While at the 2019 Governors Awards, Avengers: Endgame screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely were asked about the Marvel criticisms made by Scorsese, specifically the fact that the director said Marvel films were "not cinema."
Markus prefaced his statement by saying that everyone is entitled to their opinion. "But, clearly this movie (Endgame) has reached a great number of people and has pleased a great number of people in a way, I have to say, in a way a movie has not for a long time. And if that's not cinema, I don't know what is."
All sorts of movies for all sorts of people," added McFeely. "This one seemed like it was for a lot of people."
#AvengersEndgame screenwriters react to Martin Scorsese's #Marvel comments: "'Endgame' has pleased a great number of people...in a group, coming together, and if that's not cinema, I don't know what is" #GovernorsAwards pic.twitter.com/Q9G5TbTXW8— Variety (@Variety) October 28, 2019
McMarkus and McFeely are responsible for penning a number of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, 2013's Thor: The Dark World, 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 2018's Avengers: Infinity War. They also created Marvel's Agent Carter series for ABC.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.