Quentin Tarantino Chimes In On The Number Of Superhero Movies In Hollywood Today

Quentin Tarantino Chimes In On The Number Of Superhero Movies In Hollywood Today

Quentin Tarantino Chimes In On The Number Of Superhero Movies In Hollywood Today

The notion of 'superhero fatigue' in Hollywood has become an increasingly tiring conversation to have, but if there's one filmmaker's thoughts worth hearing about it, it's renowned movie junkie & longtime comic book fan Quentin Tarantino. Check out what he had to say...


Few people watch as many movies as Quentin Tarantino does. And if there's one thing the acclaimed director loves to do more than watching films, it's talking about them. While speaking Vulture this week about a wide range of topics in the movie industry, he was briefly quizzed about his stance on "the recent glut of superhero movies". Naturally, he seems unconcerned by it all...

"I’ve been reading comic books since I was a kid, and I’ve had my own Marvel Universe obsessions for years. So I don’t really have a problem with the whole superhero thing right now, except I wish I didn’t have to wait until my 50s for this to be the dominant genre. Back in the ’80s, when movies sucked — I saw more movies then than I’d ever seen in my life, and the Hollywood bottom-line product was the worst it had been since the ’50s — that would have been a great time."



He was then asked whether he would have made a comic book movie back in the 80s, "No, I was still working at a video store! But I would have gone to see them," he admitted. "That was my time. I was in my 20s and would have been just like the guys at Comic-Con now who go see every DC and Marvel movie. But I’m in my 50s now, so I don’t see all of them."

Many fans hope to see Tarantino helm his own comic book movie 
one day, but he famously avoids franchise filmmaking - something he noted again in the interview. However, it's hard to deny his unique style and passion for comics would make him a great fit for the genre. Do you think he'll ever change his mind - and if so, which characters would you like to see him bring to life?

In the meantime, you can look forward to Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, which will hit select theatres on Christmas Day this year, before it's wide release on January 8.
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