Over the years, it has become normal for stars to speak out against studios, either because of a lack of diversity or for creative reasons – with some directors even going so far as to dub superhero films as movies “for children.” In recent months, one actress, Jamie Lee Curtis, has caused a stir online after numerous comments against one studio in particular: Marvel Studios.
Now, in a new interview with People magazine, the Halloween actress explains that she wasn’t bashing the studio. She simply was highlighting how special her latest release, Everything Everywhere All at Once was as it competed against Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. “I have nothing against Marvel as an entity,” Curtis explained. “What I was talking about is that Everything Everywhere All at Once was a little movie that could … and [we] were able to tell a multiverse story that really touched people. What I was trying to talk about was it doesn’t have to be a Marvel movie in order to be a spectacle and to really move you.”
That isn’t to say Curtis wasn’t trying to stir up some friendly competition. While Curtis’ comments seem to suggest she has no interest in joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Curtis isn’t actually against it. In fact, she’s entirely open to joining the MCU, she just doesn’t feel they’ll be calling her soon due to her age and because of her past comments.
“Honestly, I can’t imagine that they will ever come calling because I kicked up some dust,” Curtis said. “But I’m a collaborating artist. I work with a lot of people on a lot of different things, and if the role was interesting and if I could bring what I do to it, of course, I would [work with Marvel]. What am I going to do, say no? Of course!”
Earlier this year, reports surfaced suggesting Curtis might have a role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Writer and director James Gunn was quick to debunk that rumor, however, it looks like Curtis could show up in another title – should Marvel Studios give her a call, of course.
Curtis will next appear in Halloween Ends, the final chapter of the latest Halloween trilogy. That film is slated to hit theaters on Oct. 14th.