Quentin Tarantino is a director whose movies are highly anticipated among his fans. He has released one blockbuster after another, including movies like Django Unchained and Kill Bill. His fans love his violence-ridden movies and are quite excited to see what the filmmaker does next. Especially given the fact that he plans on retiring after the tenth movie, the excitement is understandable as he would definitely be going out with a bang!
Talking about movies that make fans giddy with excitement, one simply cannot leave out the ones made by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With some of the highest-grossing movies belonging to Marvel, the movies are surely loved. However, Quentin Tarantino had something to say about Marvel’s growing popularity, and it wasn’t all positive.
Quentin Tarantino’s Not A Fan of Marvel-ization of Hollywood
During his appearance on the 2 Bears, 1 Cave podcast, Quentin Tarantino was quite vocal about his views on the current state of Hollywood, most of it directed towards Marvel. Tarantino stated that Marvel actors aren’t real movie stars. He stated while Chris Evans played Captain America and Chris Hemsworth Thor, it was actually their superhero characters that were the actual stars.
“Part of the Marvel-ization of Hollywood is…you have all these actors who have become famous playing these characters. 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.”
What he means by his statement is that actors like Clint Eastwood and Tom Cruise have made themselves into movie stars by playing and being known for a multitude of characters. People go to watch their movies in the theatre, looking forward to seeing how the actors have nailed yet another role. Eastwood and Cruise are also considered to be among the last few “real” stars. However, when it comes to Marvel, people are much more excited about the character, than the actor, which might be true to some extent!
Further, Tarantino made it quite clear that in no way was he bashing the Marvel Studios. Instead, he stated that it was just what he believes is going on in the industry. The True Romance writer stated that his “axe to grind” comes from the fact that it seems like Superhero movies and shows have taken over the media platforms, leaving very little to no room for other things.
“My only axe to grind against them is they’re the only things that seem to be made….