Natalie Portman Defends Marvel Studios After Martin Scorsese’s Criticism

After Martin Scorsese recently clarified his comments on superhero movies, Natalie Portman has come out in defence of Marvel Studios.

With fans currently in uproar about Martin Scorsese’s comments comparing films made by Marvel Studios to “theme parks”, Natalie Portman has discussed with THR where she stands on the issue. Many fans think Martin Scorsese’s annoyance comes from struggling to secure a large budget for projects like The Irishman due to the current state of the box office and what audiences are looking for. But while other directors like Francis Ford Coppola also criticise superhero movies and Marvel Studios, Natalie Portman has offered her opinion on the debate.

Since Natalie Portman will next appear in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder, it’s understandable that she wants to defend Marvel Studios from Martin Scorsese’s criticisms. While the actress doesn’t go into whether she completely disagrees with Martin Scorsese’s comments, she offers the idea that Marvel Studios’ films are so popular because they offer a form of escapism for fans across the world. Take a look at what Natalie Portman said to The Hollywood Reporter about Martin Scorsese’s criticism of Marvel Studios below.

“I think there’s room for all types of cinema. There’s not one way to make art. I think that Marvel films are so popular because they’re really entertaining and people desire entertainment when they have their special time after work, after dealing with their hardships in real life.”

What do you think about Martin Scorsese’s criticism of Marvel Studios? Do you agree with Natalie Portman’s view that Marvel films are an escape from everyday life for most fans? Tell us in the comments!

Natalie Portman’s return to the Thor franchise follows her reported disappointment over Marvel Studios dismissing original The Dark World director Patty Jenkins. While Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster made a brief appearance in Avengers: Endgame, this was achieved by using old footage from Thor: The Dark World.

Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Love and Thunder stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Natalie Portman. The film will be based on Jason Aaron’s Mighty Thor comic book run, with Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster set to become the new Thor.

Thor: Love and Thunder is set to hit theaters on November 5, 2021.

Source: THR

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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