‘Shang-Chi’ star Simu Liu pushes back on Quentin Tarantino’s anti-Marvel comments
‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ lands 8 Independent Spirit Award nominations
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‘Shang-Chi’ star Simu Liu pushes back on Quentin Tarantino’s anti-Marvel comments —
Quentin Tarantino has made it clear that Marvel movies are not his cup of tea, but actor Simu Liu has kindly reminded the director that the films and the studio behind them have provided underrepresented communities a chance to be seen on the big screen unlike ever before.
He continued: “No movie studio is or ever will be perfect. 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.. but it was white as hell.”
Liu seemingly made his comments on social media in response to a podcast interview Tarantino gave in which he criticized the “Marvel-ization of Hollywood.”
The films, Tarantino said on the “2 Bears, 1 Cave” podcast, are “the only things that seem to generate any kind of excitement amongst a fanbase or even for the studio making them.”
He also said that the actors who appear in those films are “not movie stars” because its “franchise characters that become a star.”
Tarantino clarified before making his comments that he didn’t “hate” Marvel movies but said that he didn’t “love them.”
‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ lands 8 Independent Spirit Award nominations — The multiverse-spanning spectacle “Everything Everywhere All at Once” has proven to be an awards-season frontrunner after securing the most Independent Spirit Award nominations.
The multiverse-spanning spectacle “Everything Everywhere All at Once” has proven to be an awards-season frontrunner after securing the most Independent Spirit Award nominations on Tuesday.
The film’s eight nominations include a pair of Best Supporting Performance nominations for Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan, a Best Leading Performance nomination for Michelle Yeoh and a Best Feature nomination.
Trailing “Everything Everywhere All at Once” are the composer character study “Tár,” with seven nominations, and the father-daughter drama “Aftersun,” with five nominations.
A24, the production company behind “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” leads all studios with a grand total of 24 nominations across seven films. Among them is “After Yang,” a film that also delves into the Asian diasporic experience with sci-fi elements, which notched a pair of nominations for Best Screenplay and Best Director.
The Spirit Awards is a celebration of independent cinema. Winners are presented with metal trophies depicting a bird perched on a pole wrapped with shoestrings, which represents the “shoestring” budgets of independent films.
'Spider-Man' Spin-Off Series 'Silk' Swings Into a New Streamer Home — Angela Kang, the showrunner on The Walking Dead, is moving into the superhero business.
Angela Kang, the showrunner on The Walking Dead, is moving into the superhero business. Kang has just moved her overall deal from AMC to Amazon and has just now signed on to take over the role of showrunner on Silk: Spider Society, which will be the first in a host of Marvel projects set within Sony Pictures' Spider-Man universe, which features more than 900 characters. The show will be executive produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and will air domestically at first on MGM+, while globally Amazon will stream it via Prime Video.
“Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Sony’s recent live-action and animated reimagining of the Spider-Man franchise has represented some of the most dynamic superhero storytelling in film,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “Together with Angela Kang’s creative vision, we couldn’t be more pleased to bring Silk: Spider Society to our MGM+ and Prime Video customers.
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