Jennifer Aniston Thinks There Should Be Fewer Marvel Movies

The HookThe Hook in Entertainment, Film
Published 11.10.19

Jennifer Aniston has come under fire from Marvel fans after saying there needs to be fewer Marvel films in order to bring greater variety to cinema.

The Friends star has hit out at the superhero genre, claiming the market is over-saturated with comic book films.

Speaking to Variety, the actress said she believes the sheer number of Marvel movies is ‘diminishing’ the quality that used to be available in cinemas.


She said: “It wasn’t until the last couple of years when these streaming services were just sort of exploding with this amount of quality that I actually started to think, ‘Wow, that’s better than what I just did’.

“And then 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.”

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She also doesn’t appear to be a fan of CGI, saying she would like to see cinema return to its roots.

She continued:  “I think we would so love to have the era of Meg Ryan come back. 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.”


Understandably, fans of the MCU weren’t happy with her comments:


This comes after  director Martin Scorsese recently  hit out at Marvel, saying he doesn’t consider them to be cinema at all.

Speaking to Empire magazine, he said: “I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema.”


The 76-year-old then added that even with all the money and the best actors in the world, the films fail to convey proper human experiences.

Scorsese explained: “Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”

Following those comments, Iron Man himself Robert Downey Jr. responded, appearing on Howard Stern saying that Scorsese’s comments ‘made no sense’, before getting in a dig about Marvel’s ‘phenomenal’ success.


The Iron Man star brought up the director while chatting to Howard Stern, saying: ‘I didn’t expect [the MCU] to become what it became and it is this very large multi-headed hydra at this point. I’ve always had other interests. And according to Scorsese, it’s “not cinema”. I gotta take a look at that.’

You’re you can check out what RDJ said here:

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