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Simu Liu takes to Twitter to address Quentin Tarantino

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Simu Liu addressed Quentin Tarantino’s comments about Marvel movies, reminding him of Marvel’s impact on underrepresented communities.


The Kim’s Convenience actor shared his thoughts on social media.

“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.”

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Simu Liu’s comments are in response to a podcast interview that recently starred Quentin Tarantino.

During the interview, the director criticized Hollywood’s reliance on Marvel.

In his opinion, movies are the only things that excite the fans or the studio.

Tarantino also said that the film actors aren’t movie stars because “it’s the franchise characters who become stars.”

Despite his comments, the Kill Bill director made it clear that he doesn’t hate Marvel movies, adding that he doesn’t love them.

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The podcast interview isn’t the first time Quentin Tarantino has slammed Marvel, and he wasn’t the only one.

Simu Liu also singled out Martin Scorsese as one of the filmmakers who had issues with Marvel movies.

Due to their comments, both directors were criticized for their work.

Martin Scorsese has dismissed questions about the lack of female actors in his films.

Meanwhile, Tarantino has been criticized for lacking diversity and for violence against women in his works.

Simu Liu and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings grossed over $432 million worldwide during its box office run.

Finally, Director Daniel Cretton will develop a sequel, and Simu Liu will return as Shang-Chi.


‘Shang-Chi’ star Simu Liu pushes back on Quentin Tarantino’s anti-Marvel comments

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