Simu Liu hits back at Quentin Tarantino’s anti-Marvel comments
Quentin Tarantino has made it clear that Marvel movies aren’t his cup of tea, but actor Simu Liu kindly reminded the director that the films and the studios behind them have given underrepresented communities a chance to see them on the big screen like never before.
“If the only gatekeepers to movie stardom came from Tarantino and Scorsese, I would never have gotten the chance to direct a $400 million-plus movie,” says Liu, star of Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” wrote on Twitter. “I am in awe of their filmmaking talent. They are mystical writers. But they can’t turn their noses at me or anyone else.”
He continued: “No movie studio is perfect or ever will be. But I’m proud to work with someone who is constantly striving to improve diversity on screen by creating heroes who empower and inspire people of all communities everywhere. I also love ‘Golden Age’.” Would have.. but it was white as hell.
Liu apparently made his comments on social media in response to a podcast interview with Tarantino in which he criticized the “Marvel-ization of Hollywood.”
“The only thing that creates any kind of excitement within the fanbase or even the studio,” Tarantino said on the “2 Bears, 1 Cave” podcast.
He also stated that the actors who appear in the film “are not the stars of the movie” as its “franchise characters who become stars.”
Tarantino clarified before making his comments that he doesn’t “hate” Marvel movies but said he “doesn’t love them”.
this Not the first time The “Once upon a time in Hollywood…” director has a harsh word for the behemoth studio’s films — and he’s not alone.
Martin Scorsese is among other legendary filmmakers who are out in the open, Liu noted Problem taken Marvel movies dominate the box office.
Both filmmakers, meanwhile, have found themselves on the receiving end of their own critiques — to dismiss questions about Scorsese Lack of female actors in his films And Tarantino for the lack of diversity in his cast “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood…” And Violence against women often appears in his films.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” produced more than $432 million worldwide During its box office run. As of last year, director Destin Daniel Crayton was set to make a sequel.
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