Simu Liu has had enough of authors debating the merits of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The same day that Quentin Tarantino’s comments denouncing the “Marvelization” of Hollywood went viral, Simu Liu took to Twitter to rebuke filmmakers like the ‘Pulp Fiction’ director and Martin Scorsese for their attacks on the MCU.

The Hollywood of Tarantino and Scorsese, to test?

Liu, whose 2021 ‘Shang-Chi’ became the first Marvel movie with an Asian actor led and grossed more than $432 million at the pandemic box office, he said on his twitter thread:

“If the only gatekeepers to movie stardom were Tarantino and Scorsese, he would never have had the chance to star in a $400 million+ movie. I am in awe of his cinematic genius. They are transcendent authors. But they can’t point fingers at me or anyone.”

Liu responds to Tarantino’s claim that Marvel actors aren’t real stars of cinema in a recent episode of a podcast, referring to being driven more by intellectual property than actual star power, saying:

“Part of the marvelization of Hollywood is…you have all these actors who have become famous playing these characters. But they are not movie stars. Yes? Captain America is the star. Or Thor is the star… It’s these characters in the franchise that become stars.”

Liu continued on Twitter:

“No movie studio is or will be perfect. But I’m proud to work with one who has made sustained efforts to improve diversity on screen by creating heroes who empower and inspire people from all communities everywhere.” I also loved ‘Golden Age.’ .but she was white as hell.”

Source: www.espinof.com

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