While on his press tour for his new book “Cinema Speculations,” Veteran filmmaker, Quentin Tarantino said some choice words about directors who work with Marvel Studios. As he explained to the Los Angeles Times, directors in the MCU are simply hired hands, and he does not have time for that.
Tarantino said “You have to be a hired hand to do those things, I’m not a hired hand. I’m not looking for a job.”
In “Cinema Speculation,” Tarantino writes that today’s filmmakers are eagerly awaiting the moment when superhero movies fall out of favor, just as 1960s directors rejoiced when studio musicals began to decline in popularity. Such comments, the director told the Los Angeles Times, are “snarky little asides out of the corner of my mouth.”
“Superhero movies dominate the industry now in the same way musicals did in the past, so the analogy works,” Tarantino said.
As much as Tarantino rejects being a “hired hand,” he might also not want to direct a Marvel film due to Hollywood rarely producing big-budget films that are his “type of film.”
Tarantino said, “Of course, I liked Star Wars, What’s not to like?.” However, he also said, “But I remember — and not in a bad way, but in a very positive way.” As the movie carried me along, I felt as if I were just rocking and rolling with these characters. When the lights came on, I felt like a million dollars. It was then that I looked around and realized, “Wow! What a time at the movies!”
As Tarantino continued, “Now, that’s not necessarily my favorite exact type of film.” At the end of the day, I’m more of a ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ guy, just the bigger idea and Spielberg setting out to make an epic for regular people, not just cinephiles. Few films had the kind of climax that ‘Close Encounters’ had. It blew audiences away.”