Quentin Tarantino: Marvel Actors Are Not Movie Stars

Never one to shy away from sharing his opinions, Quentin Tarantino has said during the 2 Bears 1 Cave podcast that Marvel actors are not movie stars due to the “Marvel-ization” of the Hollywood industry. “You have all these actors who have become famous playing these characters,” Tarantino says during the interview.

“But they’re 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 zillion times…but it’s like, you know, it’s these franchise characters that become a star.”

The Pulp Fiction icon goes on to say his “only axe to grind against them is they’re the only things that seem to be made,” and described them as being “the only things that seem to generate any kind of excitement amongst a fan base or even for the studio making them. That’s what they’re excited about. And so it’s just the fact that they are the entire representation of this era of movies right now. There’s not really much room for anything else. That’s my problem.”

In a recent interview with The Los Angeles Times, Tarantino was asked why he’d never directed a Marvel film, to which the filmmaker suggested you’d “have to be a hired hand” to approach the MCU and added that he was “not a hired hand. I’m not looking for a job.”

As Marvel’s latest offering, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is still in cinemas, the Blade reboot secured a new director and writer to helm the project.

Matt Bailey

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