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Jennifer Aniston Thinks There Should Be Fewer Marvel Movies

Jennifer Aniston Thinks There Should Be Fewer Marvel Movies

Jennifer Aniston thinks 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 flicks.

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Speaking to Variety, the 50-year-old said she believes the sheer number of Marvel movies is 'diminishing' the quality that used to be available in cinemas.

Asked why she had chosen to return to TV after having previously focused on films, 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."

Jennifer Aniston thinks cinemas are over-saturated with superhero movies. Credit: PA
Jennifer Aniston thinks cinemas are over-saturated with superhero movies. Credit: PA

Rather than being bombarded by CGI characters, Aniston told the publication she would like to see a return to character-driven dramas and comedies.

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She added: "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."

Whether studios listen to the actor remains to be seen - but with nearly 20 new superhero flicks already in the pipeline for the next three years, it doesn't look like we'll be returning to that world any time soon though.

Martin Scorsese has recently hit out at superhero films, describing them as 'not cinema'. Credit: PA
Martin Scorsese has recently hit out at superhero films, describing them as 'not cinema'. Credit: PA

But Aniston isn't the first person to speak out about 'superhero fatigue'. Just last week, director Martin Scorsese hit out at Marvel, saying he doesn't consider them to be cinema at all.

Speaking to Empire magazine, the Oscar winner said he tried to get into Marvel films, but just couldn't.

He said: "I tried, you know? But that's not cinema."

Elaborating on his point, the 76-year-old said that even with all the money and the best actors in the world, the films fail to convey proper human experiences.

Scorsese continued: "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."

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Topics: TV and Film, Interesting, Jennifer Aniston, US Entertainment, Marvel

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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