The 5af crew touched on this in the star wars thread re: Rogue One. I wonder what Scorsese would think of that movie because many many 5af people said it was refreshing due to the uncertainty
good question. From that article, I get the feeling that Scorsese hasn't really watched that many Marvel movies in regards to characters. I agree with his opinion a lot in that article. I wasn't a big Marvel movie guy until my kids starting getting into it and opened up an entirely new experience for me and while I generally agree with his comments about there being nothing at risk with these movies, I don't really have a problem with them being theme park rides. I think he hits the nail on the head when it comes to this:
They are sequels in name but they are remakes in spirit, and everything in them is officially sanctioned because it can’t really be any other way. That’s the nature of modern film franchises: market-researched, audience-tested, vetted, modified, revetted and remodified until they’re ready for consumption.
So, you might ask, what’s my problem? Why not just let superhero films and other franchise films be? The reason is simple. In many places around this country and around the world, franchise films are now your primary choice if you want to see something on the big screen. It’s a perilous time in film exhibition, and there are fewer independent theaters than ever. The equation has flipped and streaming has become the primary delivery system. Still, I don’t know a single filmmaker who doesn’t want to design films for the big screen, to be projected before audiences in theaters.
I can't find it right now, but I read an interesting article where it's saying streaming is now giving a lot of the independent film makers a louder voice in the game and in effect, a lot of the smaller independent movie theaters are thriving that get those releases.