There is no sign of this standoff coming to an end soon.
“Part of the Marvel-ization of Hollywood is… you have all these actors who have become famous playing these characters. But they’re not movie stars. Right? Captain America is the star. Or Thor is the star,” Tarantino said in a podcast interview with Tom Segura for his podcast
The venerable filmmaker was eager to clarify that while he “doesn’t despise” Marvel films, he is “not quite as enthused about them” as he would be if they were a part of his 20s.
Although this is not Tarantino’s first hot take on Marvel (he admitted that he has stated it “like a billion times”), it appears that many people share his opinion.
He's 100% right, not to say the Marvel actors/actresses are bad, but when I went to see Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, it wasn't for Tenoch Huerta, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman or anyone else — it was to see Black Panther and the MCU story evolve.
— Charlie (@ghost_motley) November 22, 2022
However, there is a belief that at least one Marvel actor is a star in his own right, even among those who are willing to support Tarantino. In his case, it was the actor who made the character popular, not the other way around.
“If the only gatekeepers to movie stardom came from Tarantino and Scorsese, I would never have had the opportunity to lead a $400 million plus movie,” Liu said.
Another legendary American filmmaker who periodically disparages the MCU films is Martin Scorcese.
Even though many people don’t believe it’s a terrible thing that comic book characters are more well-known than the actors who play them, Tarantino seems to have a point.
And tbh its a good thing. We should be wanting actors who portray the Character best, not just some dude who got the job because he has a more popular name.
— Corey Myers (@myerscb) November 22, 2022
After all, Marvel offers fantastic opportunities for actors to become famous and real stars, not just in their superhero roles.
Quentin Tarantino Smashed MCU
Was Quentin Tarantino in a Marvel movie?
Tarantino is unlikely to ever participate in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Earlier this month, the director declared that he would not direct a Marvel film because "you have to be a hired hand to handle those things." I'm not an employee. I'm not trying to find a job.
Does Tarantino like MCU?
When questioned about superhero movies on Tom Segura's 2 Bears, 1 Cave podcast, Tarantino replied, "I don't love them. "I don't, no. I do not despise them. I don't love them, though.