Jennifer Aniston Thinks Marvel Movies Are ‘Diminishing’ the Industry

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Jennifer Aniston, star of the upcoming Apple TV+ series The Morning Show, would like to see "the era of Meg Ryan" revived.

In a Variety interview conducted as part of the publication's Power of Women special, Aniston expressed her disinterest in Marvel-sized movies and explained how the state of film as she sees it ultimately inspired her return to the TV format.

"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,'" she said. "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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Aniston added that the industry has "changed so much" and that she would be interested in a return to that aforementioned Ryan period of "cozy" filmmaking.

"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."

The Murder Mystery star also said it's "kind of sad" that time-specific TV viewing is a thing of the past. Read the full piece here.

The Marvel point was also raised in recent weeks by The Irishman director Martin Scorsese, who inadvertently kicked off days of tweeted debate after saying in an Empireinterview "that's not cinema." 

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