Director Quentin Tarantino He has criticized the Marvel movies, saying the studio doesn’t create movie stars and that Marvel movies are “just things that seem to be made”, leading to a backlash from Marvel star Simu Liu.
He speaks on that day 2 Bears, 1 Cave PodcastTarantino attributed the decline of movie stars to the “miracle of Hollywood.”
“You have all these famous actors playing these characters,” Tarantino said. But they are not movie stars. right? Captain America star. Or Thor is the star. I mean, I’m not the first person to say that. I think it’s been said a million times…but you know, these franchise characters are what make a star.
Tarantino said he “didn’t hate it”. Wonderful He dislikes movies, their current ubiquity.
“Look, I collected Marvel comics like crazy when I was a kid,” he said. “There’s an aspect that if these films came out in my twenties, I would be absolutely happy and absolutely love them. That means they won’t be the only movies being made. They will be those films among other films. But, you know, I’m almost 60, so yeah. No, I’m not that excited about them.
“My only ax to grind against them is that they seem to be the only ones made,” he added. “And they’re the only ones that generate any kind of excitement among the fans or the studios that make them. So it’s true that they’re the whole representation of this era of movies right now. There’s really not much room for anything else. That’s my problem.”
Fellow director Martin Scorsese also slammed Marvel, calling them out “Theme Park” and “Not the Cinema”This prompted responses from several actors and directors working at the studio, including Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who brushed off Scorsese’s comments: “I don’t think that’s true. I think it’s unfortunate.
On Wednesday, Deadpool creator Robert Liefeld called Tarantino’s comments the “hottest of hot tags,” while Marvel star Liu Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsHe dismissed Tarantino’s assessment and praised Marvel’s efforts to promote diversity on screen.
“If the gatekeepers to movie stardom had come from Tarantino and Scorsese, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to direct a $400 million-plus movie. I’m in awe of their filmmaking genius. They’re deep. But they don’t turn their noses at me or anyone else. he tweeted.
“No movie studio is perfect or ever will be. But I’m proud to work with someone who has made continuous efforts to promote diversity on screen by creating heroes who empower and inspire all communities everywhere. I really liked ‘Golden Age’… but it was white as hell.
Earlier this month, Tarantino said he wouldn’t direct a Marvel movie because “you have to be a mercenary to do that. I’m not a mercenary. I’m not looking for a job.”
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