Simu Liu attacks Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese’s criticism of Marvel films

Simu Liu has responded to Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese’s less than positive comments about superhero films.

Both directors have been open about their feelings towards Marvel projects.

The Irishman Filmmaker Scorsese first addressed the issue by saying that superhero franchise films are “no cinemas” in 2019.

Most recently, Tarantino expressed a similar sentiment against “the Marvelization of Hollywood” when promoting his new book. speculation in the cinema.

“You have all these actors who have become famous playing these characters,” he said kill Bill director said. “But they’re not movie stars… Captain America is the star. Or Thor is the star.”

In response, Liu, who played the title character in the Marvel movie Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in 2021, defended these films on social media, highlighting their success and incorporation of diverse talent.

“If Tarantino and Scorsese were the only gatekeepers to movie stardom, I never would have had the opportunity to direct a $400 million+ film,” the actor tweeted on Tuesday (Nov. 22).

“I’m in awe of their filmmaking genius. They are transcendent authors. But they can’t point their noses at me or anyone.”

Liu went on to point out the inclusivity within the Marvel Universe, while more broadly Hollywood hasn’t embraced diversity in the same way.

“No film studio is or ever will be perfect,” he continued. “But I’m proud to work with a company that has made a sustained effort to improve diversity on screen by creating heroes who empower and inspire people of all communities, everywhere.”

“I loved the ‘Golden Age’ too… but it was white as hell.”

In conversation with The Independent last week, Venom: draw blood Star and Scorsese collaborator Stephen Graham defended Scorsese’s stance.

“He’s Martin Scorsese. He has the right,” Graham offered. Simu Liu attacks Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese’s criticism of Marvel films


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