Samuel Jackson Rejects Tarantino's Comments That Marvel Actors Aren't Movie Stars

During a recent podcast on  “2 Bears, 1 Cave”, Tarantino commented that Marvel actors aren't really movie stars, but their characters are. For Tarantino, Captain America is the movie star, and not Chris Evans, who brings people into the theater.

“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.” he said.

In response, Samuel L. Jackson somewhat disputed that claim on  Entertainment Weekly.

“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?” Jackson said when asked about Tarantino’s comment. “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.” Jackson said.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times in June, Jackson said he preferred to play Nick Fury rather than take on any Oscar-baiting roles. Samuel will reprise the role of Nick Fury in the Disney+ limited series "Secret Invasion," which is set to debut in 2023.

A rising actor in MCU, Simu Liu, has also spoken up and voiced his disagreement with the director, saying that he doesn’t get to point their nose at me..........