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Simu Liu took issue with Quentin Tarantino’s comments about Marvel movies, writing about Marvel’s impact on underrepresented communities on Twitter.
The Kim’s Convenience star recently shared his thoughts on the Kill Bill director’s Marvel movies opinion with a lengthy post.
“If the only gatekeepers to movie stardom came from Tarantino and Scorsese, I would never have had the opportunity to lead a $400 million plus movie,” Simu Liu tweeted.
“I am in awe of their filmmaking genius. They are transcendent auteurs. But they don’t get to point their nose at me or anyone.”
“No movie studio will ever be perfect,” he continued.
“But I’m proud to work with one that has made sustained efforts to improve diversity onscreen by creating heroes that empower and inspire people of all communities everywhere.”
“I loved the ‘Golden Age’ too,” added the Shang-Chi actor. “But it was white as hell.”
Simu Liu’s comments refer to a recent podcast interview that featured director Quentin Tarantino.
In the interview, the director criticized how Hollywood started revolving around Marvel.
According to him, Marvel movies are the only thing the fans or the studio are passionate about.
Tarantino also controversially said that movie actors aren’t movie stars because “it’s the franchise characters who become stars.”
Despite his comments, the Kill Bill director made it clear he bears no hate for Marvel movies but said he doesn’t love them.
The podcast interview isn’t the first time Quentin Tarantino has slammed Marvel.
In addition, he wasn’t the only director to criticize the franchise.
Simu Liu also named Martin Scorsese as one of the filmmakers who looked down on Marvel movies.
Due to their comments about Marvel, both directors were criticized for their works.
Martin Scorsese has dismissed questions about the lack of significant female actors in his films.
Meanwhile, Tarantino has been criticized for his movies’ lack of diversity in the casts and a concerning amount of violence against women.
However, Simu Liu and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings grossed over $432 million worldwide during its box office run in 2021.
Director Daniel Cretton is returning for the sequel, and Simu Liu will return as Shang-Chi.