Quentin Tarantino Names The Movie Franchise He Will Never Touch
Quentin Tarantino recently revealed his distaste for superhero films, adding that he would never helm a Marvel franchise movie.
Renowned filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has never been one to shy away when it comes to voicing his opinions. The 59-year-old Django Unchained director has joined a growing list of respected filmmakers who have aired their distaste for superhero films. According to NME, Tarantino recently revealed in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that he will never helm a picture for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Having written and directed acclaimed films such as Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino has proven he’s a master of his craft. When asked during the interview why he hadn’t signed on to helm a superhero flick, the Oscar-winning filmmaker compared MCU directors to hired hands. “You have to be a hired hand to do those things. I’m not a hired hand. I’m not looking for a job.”
Although his response may seem a bit harsh, Quentin Tarantino isn’t the only filmmaker to dog on superhero flicks. Martin Scorsese, who’s directed such classics as Goodfellas and Casino, told Empire Magazine in 2019 he didn’t even consider Marvel movies to be cinema and compared them to theme parks. Not surprisingly, he received a tremendous amount of backlash from not only fans, but also Marvel filmmakers like James Gunn.
In addition to Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese voicing their criticisms of superhero features, particularly MCU titles, The Godfather director, Francis Ford Coppola, told GQ magazine that Marvel movies were basically the same film “made over and over again to look different.” Renowned filmmakers James Cameron and Ridley Scott have also criticized Marvel films for things like their characters failing to convey emotions.
Quentin Tarantino is currently making the press rounds to promote his new book, Cinema Speculation, which dropped October 25th. He previously wrote the best-selling novelization for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but his latest book serves as his first work of nonfiction. In the book, Tarantino goes in-depth about his passion for cinema and how his obsession for movies came to be.
While Quentin Tarantino will likely never be known for directing a film for Marvel, he’s helmed several features over the course of his career that are considered to be some of the best movies of all time. He wrote and directed the 1995 crime drama Pulp Fiction, which landed him an Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. The film was also nominated for Best Picture, and Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, and John Travolta received nominations for their performances.
2019’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood also landed Quentin Tarantino Oscar nominations, one for Best Original Screenplay and another for Best Achievement in Directing. Leonardo DiCaprio received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, and Brad Pitt took home a win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. Additionally, the feature was nominated for Best Motion Picture of the Year.
Sadly, Quentin Tarantino has stated on numerous occasions over the years that he plans to retire after making his next movie. At this time, it is unclear what his final film will be, but there’s been speculation that it could be the long rumored third installment in his Kill Bill series. Whatever his final project ends up being, it will join the director’s portfolio of masterfully crafted motion pictures.