It’s not exactly surprising; Tarantino’s style is about as far away from Marvel’s unified, in-house style of filmmaking as possible.
But Tarantino has now gone on record with Los Angeles Times to say he’s officially not interested.
“You have to be a hired hand to do those things. I’m not a hired hand. I’m not looking for a job” the director said in his usual candid style.
Tarantino also compared the current trend of superhero movies to the musicals of the Golden Era of Hollywood and how all the auteurs in the 60s rejoiced when the genre fell out of fashion. Tarantino said today’s filmmakers “can’t wait for the day they can say that about superhero movies.”
Tarantino did the interview to promote his new book, Cinema Speculation and also shared his thoughts about film criticism.
“Doing this made me respect the professionals of film criticism even more for the simple fact that I realized I couldn’t do what they do,” Tarantino tells the interviewer. “If my job was to go and watch the new movies every week and then write what I thought, I can’t imagine I would have anything to say about everything, other than offer a plot summary and a ‘good,’ ‘bad,’ ‘indifferent’ verdict. With the book, I wanted to find something quirky that’s interesting and worth talking about.”
Thanks, Q, much appreciated. I would still pay good money to see Tarantino’s version of Black Widow or Deadpool.