Chris Evans agrees with Quentin Tarantino's Marvel criticism

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Chris Evans has revealed that he agrees with Quentin Tarantino's take on Marvel Studios movie stars.

Back in November 2022, the revered filmmaker behind Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Basterds argued that cinemagoers no longer buy into movie stardom, instead, they're more interested in intellectual property and invested in characters like Captain America or Iron Man.

Tarantino labelled it "the legacy of the Marvel-isation of Hollywood movies".

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Recently speaking to GQ about his feelings towards his famous comic book role, Evans shared: "That was the beauty of working on Marvel films. You never really had to be front and center. Even in your own films sometimes.

"Quentin Tarantino said it recently and I was like, you know, he's right. The character is the star. You're there, but you don't feel the burden of it."

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings hero Simu Liu, on the other hand, has a different perspective on the whole debate.

"If the only gatekeepers to movie stardom came from Tarantino and [Martin] Scorsese, I would never have had the opportunity to lead a $400 million plus movie. 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," the actor tweeted.

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The Barbie star continued: "No movie studio is or ever will be perfect. 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.. but it was white as hell."

Coincidentally, Tarantino wanted to direct Laurence Fishburne in a Luke Cage blockbuster in the 1990s, but it never came to fruition as his friends allegedly put him off the idea.

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