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“There are no more movie stars”: Anthony Mackie Agrees With Quentin Tarantino Claiming Marvel Killing Hollywood, Goes Against Co-Star Simu Liu to Defend Legendary Director

Anthony Mackie Agrees With Quentin Tarantino

The war between Marvel and Martin Scorsese started a few months back when the latter claimed that Marvel wasn’t cinema. In an old interview, Anthony Mackie, known for portraying Falcon in the MCU seems to agree!

The Marvel star agreed with Quentin Tarantino’s comments about how there are no movie stars in Hollywood now but movie characters.

Anthony Mackie as Falcon in the MCU.
Anthony Mackie as Falcon in the MCU.

When Anthony Mackie Agreed With Quentin Tarantino

After Martin Scorsese declared that what Marvel Studios are presenting isn’t cinema, the MCU fans rushed in to defend their universe. Quentin Tarantino followed suit by stating how there are no more movie stars due to the Marvelization of the industry.

The Inglourious Basterds director in an interview with the 2 Bears, 1 Cave podcast stated how much he dislikes modern films and would love to go back to the golden age of cinema once again.

Quentin Tarantino.
Quentin Tarantino.

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“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.”

The harrowing part of the tale is that Anthony Mackie stated the same thing once in an interview back in 2018. When the actor was at the London Comic-Con 2018, he spoke about the changing times of Hollywood and how the actors were not getting as much recognition as their on-screen characters.

“There are no movie stars anymore. Like, Anthony Mackie isn’t a movie star. The Falcon is a movie star. And that’s what’s weird. It used to be with Tom Cruise and Will Smith and Stallone and Schwarzenegger, when you went to the movies, you went to see the Stallone movie. You went to see the Schwarzenegger movie. Now you go see: X-Men. So the evolution of the super hero has meant the death of the movie star.”

Recently, the fight was joined by Simu Liu (from Shang-Chi fame) who referred to Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese as the racist gatekeepers of Hollywood. Safe to say, the people didn’t like the actor’s tone much and gave him their response in kind. In other news, people criticized Quentin Tarantino for the excessive usage of the N-word in his movies. Quentin Tarantino (being himself) simply doesn’t care.

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Quentin Tarantino Has No Problem Using The N-Word Often

Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta in Pulp Fiction (1994)
Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta in Pulp Fiction (1994)

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From making movies like Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction, the usage of the N-word in Quentin Tarantino’s movies has been excessive. Many people rebutted the veteran director for the unabashed usage of the word and the heavy amounts of violence that Tarantino uses in his movies. While making an appearance on Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace, the Kill Bill director addressed the issue, and being Tarantino, he said he simply didn’t care.

“You should see something else. Then see something else. If you have a problem with my movies, then they aren’t the movies to go see. Apparently, I’m not making them for you.”

The director recently cited Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019) his best work of art to date. It has been currently reported that Quentin Tarantino is working on a Television series set to debut in 2023. Although no details have been confirmed regarding the plot or the release date, Tarantino’s return to the T.V. screens would surely be a breath of fresh air for the director.

Source: The Wrap

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.