Simu Liu comes to the defense of Marvel movies and invokes the director’s claims Quentin Tarantino about the ‘wonder of Hollywood’ and how it led to the movie star’s death. (Read also: Letitia Wright Calls Out Publication For Clubbing Her With ‘Abusers’ Brad Pitt, Will Smith: ‘Stop This Bullshit’)
The star of Marvel’s Shang-Chi took to Twitter and said, “If the only gatekeepers to Tarantino and Scorsese’s movie stardom came, I never would have had the chance to helm a $400+ million movie.” He further added, “I am amazed at their genius in filmmaking. They are transcendent authors. But they should not point their noses at me or anyone else.”
The actor starred in Sang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which came out last year and was also the first film made by the studio with an Asian lead. It grossed approximately $430 million at the box office. The star continued in another tweet: “No movie studio is or ever will be perfect. But I’m proud to be working with someone who has made a continuous effort to improve diversity on screen by creating heroes who of all communities around the world. I loved the ‘Golden Age’ too.. but it was white as hell.”
Earlier this week, Quentin Tarantino had expressed concern about Marvel movies in an interview on the ‘2 Bears,1 Cave’ podcast, saying, “Part of the Marvelization of Hollywood is… you have all these actors who became famous playing these characters.”, said the director behind movies like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Django Unchained.
But they’re not movie stars. Right? Captain America is the star. Or Thor is the star. I mean, I’m not the first to say that. I think that’s been said countless times… but it’s like, you know, it’s these franchise characters who become stars. Quentin clarified in the interview that he doesn’t hold any hatred for Marvel movies, but the distaste stems from the fact that these are the only products Hollywood wants to make these days. “Look, I collected Marvel comics like crazy when I was a kid,” Quentin said.
“There’s an aspect that if these movies come out when I’m in my twenties, I’d be totally damn happy and totally love them. I mean, they wouldn’t be the only movies that get made. They would include those movies movies are. But you know, I’m almost 60, so yeah. No, I’m not that excited about it.”
“My only argument for grinding against them is that they’re the only things that seem to be made,” added Quentin. to make them. They are excited about that. And so it’s just the fact that they’re the full representation of this movie era right now. There isn’t really much room for anything else. That’s my problem. “
The director has been making press rounds to promote his book ‘Cinema Speculation’, which is now on sale.