Chris Hemsworth Slams Quentin Tarantino And Martin Scorsese

Chris Hemsworth responds to criticism leveled at Marvel by Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese.

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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Chris Hemsworth has responded to the critiques of Marvel movies raised by legendary filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. Scorsese voiced his concerns about their detrimental impact on film exhibition, while Tarantino said Marvel is unable to create real movie stars. “That’s super depressing when I hear that,” Hemsworth said.

“There go two of my heroes I won’t work with. I guess they’re not a fan of me,” Chris Hemsworth told GQ. Still, the Aussie native believes Marvel movies have played an essential role in the industry. “I’m thankful that I have been a part of something that kept people in cinemas. Now, whether or not those films were to the detriment of other films, I don’t know,” he said.

“I don’t love when we start scrutinizing each other when there’s so much fragility in the business and in this space of the arts as it is…,” Chris Hemsworth continued. “I say that less to the directors who made those comments, who are all, by the way, still my heroes, and in a heartbeat, I would leap to work with any of them. But I say it more to the broader opinion around that topic.”

Chris Hemsworth then emphasized that the most severe critics he encounters are not professional reviewers but his own children. “It’s a bunch of eight-year-olds critiquing my film. ‘We thought this one had too much humor, the action was cool, but the VFX weren’t as good,’” the actor explained. “I cringe and laugh equally at it.”

He also admitted that the criticism of the latest Marvel offering, Thor: Love and Thunder, wasn’t entirely unfounded. Although the movie was a financial success, earning $760 million at the global box office, many fans were unhappy with Taika Waititi’s creative direction. “I think we just had too much fun. It just became too silly,” Chris Hemsworth said.

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Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)

He also admitted that having a real perspective is challenging when you’re at the center of it. “I love the process; it’s always a ride. But you just don’t know how people are going to respond,” he added. Although Chris Hemsworth is not contracted for any more Marvel projects, he is open to returning for the right creative opportunity.

Marvel’s recent offerings have been somewhat disappointing compared to Phase One and Two. While Black Panther: Wakanda Forever achieved great success at the box office and earned an Oscar nomination for Angela Bassett, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania faced some of the harshest reviews in the superhero franchise and significantly underperformed, earning just $476 million.

Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth is set to star in Extraction 2, which is set for release on June 16 on. Netflix. Billed as an action thriller, the movie is directed by Sam Hargrave from a screenplay by Joe Russo. The story begins nine months after Tyler Rake is presumed dead. When he miraculously returns, Tyler is tasked with rescuing a ruthless Georgian gangster’s family from prison.

Chris Hemsworth has a few projects in the works for 2024. The first is the post-apocalyptic action film Furiosa by director George Miller. The movie serves as a spin-off and a prequel to 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road. Anya Taylor-Joy leads the cast as the titular character. Tom Burke, Nathan Jones, Angus Sampson, and Quaden Bayles appear in supporting roles.

Chris Hemsworth will also lend his voice to Optimus Prime in 2024’s Transformers One. The story will focus on the relationship between Optimus Prime and Megatron and will take place on Cybertron, the shared homeworld of the Autobots and Decepticons. The cast also features Scarlett Johansson, Jon Hamm, Brian Tyree Henry, Keegan-Michael Key, and Laurence Fishburne.