Chris Evans Supports Tarantino's MCU Views

Chris Evans and Quentin Tarantino discuss MCU and stars.

by Nouman Rasool
Chris Evans Supports Tarantino's MCU Views
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In a recent GQ profile, Chris Evans, known for his iconic role as Captain America in the MCU, discussed his perspective on working in superhero films and agreed with acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino's assessment of IP-driven projects.

Tarantino had previously criticized the trend of actors in such movies not being traditional "movie stars," as the characters themselves take center stage. Evans reflected on his experience in Marvel films, stating, "That was the beauty of working on Marvel films.

You never really had to be front and center, even in your own films sometimes. Quentin Tarantino said it recently, and I was like, you know, he's right. The character is the star. You're there, but you don't feel the burden of it." However, Marvel Studios' head, Kevin Feige, offered a contrasting viewpoint, suggesting that Evans and other Avengers may have told themselves that to alleviate the pressure.

Feige hinted that in some cases, like Chris Evans', it may not be entirely true, emphasizing the importance of the actors' contributions.

Tarantino on Marvel's "Character Stars"

Tarantino's critique of the "Marvel-ization" of Hollywood has garnered attention, with the director asserting that actors in franchise films are not traditional movie stars, as the characters themselves become the stars.

He argued, "Captain America is the star. Or Thor is the star. It's these franchise characters that become a star." This is not the first time Tarantino has expressed such views. In 2020, he discussed his "war" with big franchises like Star Wars and emphasized the significance of smaller, original projects finding success in the film industry.

Tarantino stated, "As far as I can see, the commercial product that is owned by the conglomerates...those films never had a better year than last year." He applauded the emergence of original films that demanded to be seen in theaters, highlighting their strong impact on cinema.

In conclusion, Chris Evans' agreement with Quentin Tarantino's perspective on the Marvel movies underscores the ongoing debate about the role of actors in IP-driven projects. While some believe that characters take precedence, others, like Kevin Feige, acknowledge the actors' significant contributions.

Tarantino's critique extends beyond Marvel to the broader landscape of entertainment dominated by franchise characters, emphasizing the importance of original, non-blockbuster cinema.

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