Samuel L. Jackson is agreeing to disagree with his “Pulp Fiction” director Quentin Tarantino over his disparaging view of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a recent podcast interview, Tarantino lamented the “Marvelization of Hollywood,” telling the “2 Bears, 1 Cave” podcast, “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.”
Appearing on Tuesday’s edition of “The View”, Jackson — who plays S.H.I.E.L.D. chief Nick Fury in Marvel’s movies — offered a differing perspective.
“It takes an actor to be those particular characters, and the sign of movie stardom has always been, what, a**es in seats? What are we talking about?” Jackson said.
“That’s not a big controversy for me to know that apparently these actors are movie stars,” he continued. “Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther. You can’t refute that, and he’s a movie star.”
Jackson’s comments come just after the 6:45 mark in the video above.
Meanwhile, he’s not the only MCU star take issue with Tarantino’s remarks; previously, “Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” star Simu Liu took to Twitter to offer his response.
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