Recent comments by Quentin Tarantino, a guest on the podcast 2 Bears, 1 Cave, criticizing the disappearance of cinematic stars due to the Marvelization of Hollywood, have generated a lot of debate. These statements brought to mind an earlier interview that Falcon’s MCU face, Anthony Mackie, had given at the 2018 London Comic-Con. In that instance, Anthony Mackie agrees with Quentin Tarantino’s Comment about Marvel Actors are not Movie Stars.
There are no more movie stars,” Mackie had explained. Like, Anthony Mackie is not a movie star. Falcon is a movie star. And that’s what’s weird. Before with Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Stallone, and Schwarzenegger, you went to the cinema to see Stallone’s film.
You went to see the Schwarzenegger film. Now see the X-Men. So the growth of the superhero signified the death of the movie star. Now is a different era. Hollywood makes movies for specific audiences instead of just thinking about making good movies. And that’s why people stop going to the movies because most stink.
Is Anthony Mackie right about Quentin Tarantino’s Comment?
These words from Mackie are similar to what Tarantino said a few days ago. Quentin Tarantino Explains why Marvel Actors aren’t Movie Stars.
The actors become stars, according to Quentin Tarantino, who also claims he is not the only one with this belief. The director believes that the actors’ rise to fame resulted from the Marvel Cinematic Universe craze. It wouldn’t be appropriate to brand them as movie stars, a term in danger of extinction.
They’re not movie stars, are they? Captain America is the star. Or Thor is the star. I mean, I’m not the first person to say that. That’s been said a million times.
It’s important to mention that Tarantino wasn’t directly referring to Chris Evans or Chris Hemsworth. “I’m not even putting them down, frankly, to tell you the truth. But that’s one of the Marvelization legacies of Hollywood movies,” he mentioned.