Jennifer Aniston is the latest star to slam the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a new interview with Variety, the “Friends” alum, 50, chatted about the present state of the movie industry and how the MCU is “diminishing” it and the industry she loved.
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“You’re seeing what’s available out there and it’s just diminishing and diminishing in terms of, it’s big Marvel movies,” Aniston said.
Adding, “Or things that I’m not just asked to do or really that interested in living in a green screen.”
And she would “love to have the era of Meg Ryan come back,”
“I just think it would be nice to go into a movie theatre, sit cozy,” Aniston continued. “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 comments about Marvel mirror what Martin Scorcese and Edward Norton have said in the past.
While chatting to Empire, the famed director said: “I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema.”
Norton previously called Marvel “cheap”.