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Natalie Portman from 'Thor' Opens Up on Scorcese's Remarks on Marvel Films

And so does the legend, Francis Ford Coppola.


Courtesy : IndieWire

The debate about Martin Scorcese's comments on Marvel films have seemingly sparked a lot of conversation and many have already weighed in with the views and opinions about the same. There has been one similarity in the viewers where veteran directors have pretty much sided with Scorcese's remarks where other actors or directors have been neutral with their take.

The latest to weigh in on the saga is none other than actress Natalie Portman. The actress played the female lead in Thor's first film and will be having a much meatier and important role in the upcoming Thor film too, as she plays female Thor. "I think there's room for all types of cinema," she told The Hollywood Reporter at the 6th annual Los Angeles Dance Project Gala on Saturday at downtown Los Angeles' Hauser & Wirth. "There's not one way to make art."

She defended the comic book adaptations, asserting that the pics allow viewers a form of escape from their day-to-day lives. 

"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," said Portman.

On the other hand, cinema legend Francis Ford Coppola sided with Scorcese as he said, "When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he's right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration," said the legendary filmmaker. "I don't know that anyone gets anything out of seeing the same movie over and over again." 

The 80-year-old Godfather director took it further by making his own jab: "Martin was kind when he said it's not cinema. He didn't say it's despicable, which I just say it is."

Whose side are you on? Leave in your comments below.

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