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Jennifer Aniston blames Marvel Universe for 'diminishing' the film business


Jennifer Aniston is the latest star of the silver-screen to have her say on the Marvel Cinematic Universe which has said is “diminishing” the film business.

The former Friends star said: “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 expanded on her tirade against the current state of cinema saying she would “love to have the era of Meg Ryan come back,” continuing: “I just think it would be nice to go into a movie theatre, sit cosy. 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.”

This comes after the MCU recently received criticism from Martin Scorcese who compared it to a “theme park” to Empire, stating: “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.”

This then led to a response from Guardians of The Galaxy’s James Gunn who said this on social media: “Martin Scorsese is one of my top favourite living filmmakers. I was outraged when people picketed The Last Temptation of Christ without having seen the film. I’m saddened that he’s now judging my films in the same way.”