Quentin Tarantino recently said that he saw no interest in directing a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie. The filmmaker recently backtracked on his statement. He has indeed specified that there is a particular Marvel character that he would have liked; wear to screen.
Quentin Tarantino : An emblematic director
Is it really necessary to introduce Quentin Tarantino? Today aged 59 years old, Quentin Tarantino really began his career in the early 1990s. In 1987 he directed his first film My best friend's Birthday >. An end-of-study work that is practically impossible to find today. While he then worked in a video club, he wrote two screenplays that he successfully sold: True Romance and Born Killers. With the money he gets he stages Reservoir Dogsin 1992.
But the consecration comes two years later, when he won the Palme d'Or in 1994 for his incredible Pulp Fiction. He then went on to succeed: Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Boulevard of Death, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight and finally Once Upon a time… in Hollywood in 2019. At the same time, the filmmaker is working on other productions as co-director, producer or as screenwriter. This is for example the case on Groom Service (1995),One Night in Hell (1996), Sin City (2005), Planet Terror (2007) and The Man in the Fist of iron (2013). However, despite this career already busy, there is a genre the filmmaker has never touched: the superhero film.
Taking on the MCU?
Recently, Quentin Tarantino said that he was not interested in the MCU. However, he later softened his words and would be willing to make a movie about a particular Marvel character. Asked by journalist Elvis Mitchell, at the occasion of the release of his book Cinema Speculation, Quentin Tarantino said; that it was highly unlikely that he would ever direct a Marvel movie. However, he clarified that, if he came to directing this type of film, there is only one character that interests him. And unsurprisingly,it is Nick Fury.
Specifically, he would like to adapt the comic book Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos, an iconic one-eyed soldier adventure. The presence of Samuel L Jackson in the role of Nick Furyis most certainly an additional element that could push the filmmaker to to reach the mark. Samuel L Jackson and Quentin Tarantino are indeed longtime friends who have collaborated; together at 6 times. Moreover, Quentin Tarantino seems to be interested in by Afro-American superheroes since in the 1990s, he had tried to produce a centered film; on Luke Cage.
But the probability Quentin Tarantino directing a superhero movie is close to zero. In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times he said, offers Marvel movies, que:
I am not an employee. I am not at looking for a job.
A speech that suggests that the directors who work with Marvel Studios are not artists but mere performers at work. inside a crushing Hollywood machine…