Simu Liu Responds to Quentin Tarantino's "Marvel-ization of Hollywood" Comments

Earlier this week, Quentin Tarantino doubled down on his sentiments against Marvel Studios during his appearance on Tom Segura and Bert Kreischer’s 2 Bears, 1 Cave podcast. Building on his previous comments, the iconic director blamed Marvel Studios for the decline in traditional movie stars.

“Part of the Marvel-ization of Hollywood is…you have all these actors who have become famous playing these characters,” said Tarantino. “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.”

Star of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Simu Liu, has now taken to Twitter to respond to Quentin Tarantino’s comments. Maintaining his reverence for the director, Liu pointed out his issues with the “Golden Age” of Hollywood and noted how proud he is of Marvel Studios promoting diversity in the industry.

“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.”

Keeping his response short, Liu ended his thread preparing for the backlash he may receive with a gif of himself from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

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