Natalie Portman And Sebastian Stan Address Francis Ford Coppola’s Criticism Of ‘despicable’ Marvel Movies

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October 21, 2019 | 3:55am EST

Marvel movie stars Natalie Portman and Sebastian Stan have responded after director Francis Ford Coppola called the superhero films “despicable”.
His comment came just weeks after Martin Scorsese labelled films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) “not cinema”, with Coppola defending his peer as he added: “Martin was kind when he said it’s not cinema. He didn’t say it’s despicable, which I just say it is.”
Natalie addressed the remark as she attended the L.A. Dance Project gala in Los Angeles on Saturday night, telling Variety: “I think there’s room for all types of cinema. There’s not one way to make art.”
The actress played Jane Foster in the 2011’s Thor, and sequel The Dark World in 2013, and will be starring opposite Chris Hemsworth once again in the upcoming Thor: Love And Thunder – in which she’ll gain the Norse god’s powers.
Meanwhile, Sebastian, who is most famous for playing James ‘Bucky’ Barnes/Winter Soldier in the films, also hit back at Coppola’s comments as he took part in a panel discussion during the 2019 Fandemic Tour on Sunday afternoon in Houston, Texas.
“He’s (Coppola) one of my heroes and I was listening to him and meanwhile, I just spent the day with all of you,” Sebastian said. “People have been going up to me like, ‘Thank you so much for this character,’ ‘This movie helped me out so much,’ ‘This movie inspired me. Now I feel better. Now I feel less alone,’ so how can you say these movies are not helping people?”