Quentin Tarantino Says Marvel Actors aren’t Movie Stars

Quentin Tarantino Says Marvel Actors aren't Movie Stars

The renowned filmmaker of films like Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino, has once more attacked Marvel and its movies. The director said that the Actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films are not well-known actors in an interview with the 2 Bears 1 Cave podcast. According to Tarantino, the actors in these films do not shine as brightly as the characters do. In short, he meant Marvel Actors aren’t Movie Stars.

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.

Quentin Tarantino made it clear that he is not a fan of Marvel movies, considering himself too old for them. “If these movies had come out when he was twenty, he’d be fucking happy and love them,” he said. “But, you know, I’m almost 60, so no, I’m not that excited about them,” Tarantino stated.

Who is the star? Thor or Chris Hemsworth?

The comments made by Quentin Tarantino regarding cinematic stars in Marvel films may spark debate. Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth became household names because of superhero films. 

Still, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, and Gwyneth Paltrow were already well-known actors. Even though Tom Holland makes billions of dollars, it wouldn’t be fair to compare him to Stellan Skarsgård.

Quentin Tarantino doesn’t hate Marvel movies, but

Quentin Tarantino stated in the interview that he doesn’t despise Marvel films but finds them to be the only genre Hollywood is interested in producing.

“They’re the only things that seem to generate any excitement among a fan base or even for the studio that creates them. That’s what excites them,” he said.

Quentin Tarantino isn’t the first director to attack Marvel Movies

Several well-known directors, including Tarantino, have rebelled against the superhero genre. Francis Ford Coppola went so far as to call Marvel movies vile, while Martin Scorsese said they could not be categorized as film. 

Ethan Hawke, who played a role in Moon Knight, recently defended the accusations of Scorsese and Coppola and claimed that these movies are intended for audiences under the age of 14.

Superhero movies will continue to exist despite objections from Tarantino and other directors. While theater chains are aware of these productions’ financial impact, Marvel and DC develop long-term plans to exploit their properties.