Portman was speaking with The Hollywood Reporter at the Los Angeles Dance Project Gala when the subject of Scorsese's comments came up. "I think there's room for all types of cinema," she said. "There's not one way to make art."
Portman continued, "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."
In his initial statements, Scorsese compared Marvel films to theme parks and said they were "not cinema." Scorsese isn't the only filmmaker to speak out against Marvel films, as Francis Ford Coppola recently called them "despicable."
It was announced at the Marvel Studios Panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego that Natalie Portman would reprise her role as Jane Foster in a new Thor film by Taika Waititi. Shortly after, Waititi said that Portman's character would called "Mighty Thor."
Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Love and Thunder stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. The film arrives in theaters on Nov. 5, 2021.