“Let’s Just Get Over It”: Robert Downey Jr. Response To Quentin Tarantino’s Marvel Criticism

Many people appreciate Marvel for its quality movies and for bringing something new to the table always. But there are also people who criticize the studios and don’t consider Marvel as real cinema. Many big directors like Martin Scorsese, James Cameron & Quentin Tarantino have thrown shade at MCU films many times.

Recently the popular director Quentin Tarantino expressed his opinions on MCU films and actors. The Jackie Brown director thinks that all Marvel actors have become famous because of the roles they play in the franchise. He doesn’t consider the actors to be real movie stars but thinks their characters are real stars. He also gave examples of Thor and Captain America being real stars than the actors who play them.

He adds, “I think that’s been said a zillion times. But it’s like, you know it’s these franchise characters that become a star.” Further, he continues that this is what the Marvelization of Hollywood movies is. One of the beloved actors of the MCU has expressed his opinion on Quentin Tarantino’s criticism. The actor is none other than Robert Downey Jr. who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man in the MCU.

Robert Downey Jr On Quentin Tarantino’s MCU Opinion

In a recent interview with Deadline, the Iron Man actor says that it’s simply a waste of time to argue about stuff. There were moments in his life when the actor felt people are discrediting his integrity, but he thinks everyone should get over this critics war. He adds that everyone is a community and there is space for everything. Initially, the actor also reflected on how their opinions on such matters say a lot about them. Have a look below to read his full statement.

I think that we are in a time and place that I unwittingly contributed to, where IP has taken precedence over principle and personality. But it’s a double-edged sword. A piece of IP is only as good as the human talent you get to represent it and you can have some great IP even if it’s coming from an auteur or a national treasure of a writer director, and if you don’t have the right kind of artist playing that role, you’ll never know how good it could have been.

Robert Downey Jr.

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