Samuel L. Jackson responds to Quentin Tarantino’s claim that it’s the characters, not the actors, who are the stars of Marvel movies
Samuel L. Jackson agrees to disagree with his « Pulp Fiction » director Quentin Tarantino over his disparaging view of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a recent podcast interview, Tarantino lamented the “Marvel of Hollywood,” telling the “2 Bears, 1 Cave” podcast, “You have all these actors who rose to fame playing these characters. But they are 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, it’s these franchise characters that become a star.
Appearing on Tuesday’s edition of « The View, » Jackson – who plays SHIELD leader Nick Fury in the Marvel movies – offered a different perspective.
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“It takes an actor to be these particular characters, and the sign of movie stardom has always been, what, a**es in seats? What are we talking about? » Jackson said.
« It’s not a big controversy for me to know that apparently these actors are movie stars, » he continued. « Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther. You can’t disprove that, and he’s a movie star.
Jackson’s comments come just after 6:45 a.m. in the video above.
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Meanwhile, he’s not the only MCU star to take issue with Tarantino’s remarks; Previously, ‘Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ star Simu Liu took to Twitter to offer his response.
No film studio is or will ever be perfect. But I’m proud to work with one who has made sustained efforts to improve on-screen diversity by creating heroes who empower and inspire people from all communities everywhere.
I also liked « the golden age »… but it was white as hell.
—Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) November 22, 2022