‘Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther. He’s a movie star’: Samuel L. Jackson Slams Quentin Tarantino Claiming Marvel Stars aren’t Movie Stars

Samuel L. Jackson challenges Quentin Tarantino's claims about Marvel.
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Samuel L. Jackson does not agree with Quentin Tarantino’s remarks about Marvel actors. Earlier this month, the American director shared his opinion on Marvel movies and Marvel actors. Tarantino claimed that Marvel actors are known for the characters they portray and they cannot be considered movie stars. He also said that he is not the first person to say this and it’s true that these franchise characters are the stars, not the actors playing them.

Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson

His remarks about Marvel films and actors did not go well with Marvel fans and the director faced a huge backlash on social media. Not just fans, Shang Chi star Simu Liu also criticized Tarantino for his statement. And now another Marvel star has shared his disagreement with the Kill Bill director.

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Samuel L. Jackson Denies Quentin Tarantino’s Remarks

Although Jackson has worked on multiple films with Quentin Tarantino, he still does not agree with the Death Proof director. Samuel L. Jackson challenged Tarantino’s claims during his interview on The View. The XXX star said that no matter what someone says it still takes an actor to portray these characters.

“It takes an actor to be those particular characters, and the sign of movie stardom has always been, what, asses in seats? What are we talking about?” he said. The Glass actor then shared that it’s not a big controversy for him and there is no denying that Marvel actors are movie stars.

Samuel L. Jackson with Quentin Tarantino
Samuel L. Jackson with Quentin Tarantino

“That’s not a big controversy for me to know that apparently, these actors are movie stars. Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther. You can’t refute that, and he’s a movie star.”

Samuel L. Jackson has been a part of the MCU since the 2008 Iron Man. He first appeared in the post-credit scene of Iron Man and has been one of the main characters in the MCU. Prior to Jackson, Shang Chi actor Simu Lu also denied Tarantino’s remarks saying that he might never have the opportunity to lead a $400 million plus movie if Tarantino and Scorsese were the only filmmakers to make movie stars.


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Samuel L. Jackson Doesn’t Let Oscars be a Measure of His Success and Failure

Samuel L. Jackson has been in the industry almost for five decades and the actor has so far received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 1995 Pulp Fiction. However, he claims that he’d rather play Nick Fury in Marvel instead of chasing an Oscar-baiting role.

The only Oscar Samuel L. Jackson has won, is an honorary statue for his lifetime achievements in the industry. And the actor claims that he doesn’t mind anymore if he wins an oscar or not.

Nick Fury Samuel L Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

During his interview with Los Angeles Times in June 2022, Samuel L. Jackson shared, “I was past it. I was never going to let the Oscars be a measure of my success or failure as an actor.” He said that he is not planning on running behind the roles that would get him an Oscar.

The Pulp Fiction star said, “My yardstick of success is my happiness: Am I satisfied with what I’m doing? I’m not doing statue-chasing movies. You know [whispers]: “If you do this movie, you’ll win an Oscar.”

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Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Marvel's Secret Invasion.
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Marvel’s Secret Invasion.

Jackson also shared that he enjoys playing Nick Fury and he would rather “be Nick Fury” or would have fun being “Mace Windu” with a lightsaber in his hand.

He has been playing Nick Fury for more than a decade and is all set to reprise his role in the upcoming Disney+ limited series Secret Invasion.

Secret Invasion will be released in 2023.


Source: Variety

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