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Simu Liu rips Quentin Tarantino on Twitter

Simu Liu responded to Quentin Tarantino’s comments about Marvel movies on Twitter, explaining Marvel’s impact on underrepresented communities.


The Kim’s Convenience actor recently shared his thoughts on the Kill Bill director’s opinion with a lengthy post 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 recent podcast interview featuring Quentin Tarantino.

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

According to him, Marvel movies are the only thing the fans or the studio are passionate about.

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

Despite his comments, the Kill Bill director clarified that he doesn’t hate Marvel movies, explaining 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 named Martin Scorsese as one of the filmmakers who had issues with Marvel movies.

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

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

Meanwhile, Tarantino has been criticized for his movies’ lack of diversity and violence against women.

Simu Liu and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings grossed over $432 million worldwide during its box office run in 2021.

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

Experienced voice actress Tara Strong takes a shot at Hollywood’s casting

Hollywood has brought iconic cartoons and video games to the big screens, but voice actors and actresses have been overshadowed by the biggest stars.

In recent years, Hollywood has made a habit of replacing some iconic voices with big names.

Tara Strong, a well-known voice actress, has criticized the latest Super Mario film for not handing the Mario role to her voice actor in the game, Charles Martinet.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a collaboration between Nintendo and Illumination, the animation division of Universal Pictures.

Announced in 2018, the film stars Chris Pratt as the iconic video game character.

Pratt is joined by Jack Black as Bowser, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong.

The original Mario voice Charles Martinet is still part of the Super Mario movie, but his role has not been revealed to the public.

Tara Strong

Tara Strong is one of the most famous voice actresses in animation and video games.

She is best known for lending her voice to The Powerpuff Girls, The Fairly Oddparents, Teen Titans, and more.

Strong posted a photo of her on Twitter with Martinet holding an illustration with the caption:

“It should be Charles.”

Although Tara Strong did not say it specifically, she believes that Charles Martinet should be offered the role of the character he has played since 1992.

She followed up with another tweet, criticizing Hollywood’s trend of using big names instead of veteran voice actors.

“Voice actors- I’m gonna put up my heart & soul in this for at least 20 years, help sell billions in merch, make the studio millions of dollars, & make generations around the world happy,” she tweeted.

“Hollywood- We don’t care.”

Charles Martinet

The day after her tweets, Tara Strong posted a tweet inviting people to share their favorite photos and stories with Martinet.

Moved by the love from fans, he replied:

“I love your Tara! Thank you so much! Thank you everybody!”

“Your love and kindness mean more than you could ever know, and genuinely touched my heart,” Martinet added.

“My little eyes seem to be leaking today… with tender affection. Thank you…”

Tara Strong’s final thoughts

Tara Strong’s tweets quickly gained ground, but some spoke strongly about the short clip of Pratt’s performance as Mario.

One person insisted that people were too hard on the Guardians of the Galaxy actor from the two lines of dialogue in the trailer.

They also claimed that Martinet had been assigned the part, but declined as it would have been too exhausting for him to dub an entire film.

“Literally not one thing about your tweet is true,” Strong responded.

“No one should be judging Chris, he’s a fantastic actor…this is only about what’s right & Charles should have been offered the role.”


Tara Strong comments on Chris Pratt’s casing in the Super Mario movie: “it should be Charles”