Director Quentin Tarantino He criticized Marvel films, saying that the studio doesn’t produce movie stars and that Marvel films “are the only things they seem to be made”, prompting backlash from Marvel star Simu Liu.
talking on 2 beers, 1 cave podcastTarantino said the decline in the number of movie stars was due to “Hollywood’s marvel”.
“You have all these actors who have become famous playing these characters,” Tarantino said. “But they’re not movie stars. Right? Captain America is the star. Or Thor is the star. I mean, I’m not the first person to say that. I think that’s been said a million times…but it’s like, you know, these characters with franchise that became a star.”
Tarantino said while he doesn’t “hate” marvel Movies, he hates their current ubiquity.
“Look, I used to collect Marvel comics like crazy when I was a kid,” he said. “There’s the aspect that if these movies came out when I was in my 20s, I would be totally happy and absolutely in love with them. I mean, they wouldn’t be the only movies being made. Those would be among the others. But, you know, I’m almost 60, so Yes No, I’m not totally excited about them.
“My only gripe is that they are the only things that seem to be made,” he added. “They’re the only things that seem to generate any kind of excitement among the fanbase or even the studio that’s making them. That’s what makes them happy. And so it’s just the fact that they’re a complete representation of this movie era right now. There’s not a lot of room for anything else. That’s it.” my problem.”
Fellow director Martin Scorsese has also been an outspoken critic of Marvel, calling them “Amusement parks” and “Not a cinema”which prompted responses from several actors and directors working for the studio, including Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who shrugged off Scorsese’s remarks, saying: “I think that’s not true. I think it’s a pity.”
On Wednesday, Deadpool creator Robert Liefeld called Tarantino’s comments “the most exciting of movies,” while Leo, star of Marvel’s series Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsHe dismissed Tarantino’s assessment and praised Marvel’s efforts to improve diversity on screen.
“If the only guardians of movie stardom were Tarantino and Scorsese, I would never have had the chance to helm a $400 million-plus movie. I am in awe of their filmmaking genius. They are super auteurs. But they can’t turn their noses on me or anyone.” he tweeted.
“No movie studio will ever be or will be perfect. But I’m proud to work with someone who has made a sustained effort to improve diversity on screen by creating heroes who empower and inspire people of all communities everywhere. I loved ‘The Golden Age’ too… but it It was white as hell.”
Earlier this month, Tarantino said he would never direct a Marvel movie because “you have to be a hired employee to do this stuff. I’m not an employee. I’m not looking for a job.”
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