Jennifer Aniston takes a dig at 'diminishing' Marvel movies leaving MCU fans outraged: 'I'm not interested in living in a green screen'
Fans of MCU lashed out at "The Morning Show" star after she suggested the superhero brand was degrading cinema.
Jennifer Aniston is apparently no fan of the Marvel universe.
Fans of MCU lashed out at "The Morning Show" star after she suggested the superhero brand was degrading cinema, the Huffington Post reports.
Speaking to Variety last week, the Hollywood actress recounted how she was lured back to TV after seeing the quality of streaming service original works, before going on to denigrate the comic-book films.
“You’re seeing what’s available out there and it’s just diminishing and diminishing in terms of, it’s big Marvel movies, or things that I’m not just asked to do or really that interested in living in a green screen,” Aniston told the outlet.
The "Friends" star then harkened back to a previous generation of films and called for a "resurgence."
“I think we would so love to have the era of Meg Ryan come back,” she said. “I just think it would be nice to go into a movie theater, sit cozy. I think we should have a 'resurgence. Let’s get the ‘Terms of Endearment’ back out there. You know, ‘Heaven Can Wait,’ ‘Young Frankenstein,’ ‘Blazing Saddles,’ ‘Goodbye Girl.’ ”
Aniston's critics cast her as a villain on Twitter after her comments.
"I want more Marvel, less Jennifer Aniston movies," one wrote.
"Jennifer Aniston saying Marvel films “diminish the movie-going experience”.. sis.." wrote another.
But she's not the only Hollywood bigshot to slam the franchise, especially after director Martin Scorsese recently said the superhero films were "not cinema."
“Theaters have become amusement parks,” the Academy Award-winning director told a press conference this weekend at the BFI London Film Festival. “That is all fine and good but don’t invade everything else in that sense. … That is fine and good for those who enjoy that type of film and, by the way, knowing what goes into them now, I admire what they do. It’s not my kind of thing; it simply is not. It’s creating another kind of audience that thinks cinema is that.”
“It’s not cinema, it’s something else,” he added. “We shouldn’t be invaded by it. We need cinemas to step up and show films that are narrative films.”