Marvel Studios is one of the biggest and most famous superhero franchises all over the world with some of its films being on the list of the highest-grossing movies ever made. However, there are certain critics and filmmakers who still seem to strongly dislike Marvel and have claimed would never associate their names with the franchise in any way whatsoever.
Some of the most esteemed filmmakers, from the Goodfellas director Martin Scorsese to Avatar‘s James Cameron, all seem to be against everything that Marvel stands for. And it looks like the director of the iconic 1994 film, Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino, has recently joined the unit of those who remain unimpressed by the billion-dollar entertainment company.
Quentin Tarantino claims he would never direct a Marvel film
A renowned filmmaker and a popular actor, Quentin Tarantino is a highly recognized figure in Hollywood, especially for directing some of the most classic movies of all time like Kill Bill, Django Unchained, and Inglorious Bastards, to name a few.
But that’s not the extent of his talents, as Tarantino has earned a name for himself as an author as well. And the 59-year-old American director’s most recent work, Cinema Speculation, his debut of a non-fiction book, has been attracting quite some attention. The book narrates Tarantino’s experience and opinions with regard to the ’70s films and an intricately detailed report on various aspects of the film industry.
While promoting Cinema Speculation, Tarantino talked about certain films and genres that represented a great source of inspiration for him, and the genre which happens to be his least favorite of all, that of superhero fiction.
During a recent press interview for his new book with LA Times, the Jackie Brown director was asked if he would ever consider working at the helm of a superhero franchise like Marvel, to which his brutal response revealed his distaste for the same. Not only does he disapprove of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he also thinks of its showrunners to be mere “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.”
Clearly, Tarantino doesn’t plan on directing a Marvel film anytime soon.
Martin Scorsese isn’t the only one criticizing Marvel anymore
There’s yet another new addition to the list of filmmakers that seem to despise Marvel with Quentin Tarantino now sailing on the same boat as The Wolf of Wall Street director, Martin Scorsese.
Martin Scorsese compared Marvel movies to a “theme park”. Scorsese has time and again thrown sharp remarks toward the movies Marvel makes. He has even compared the experience of watching an MCU film to be similar to that of going to a theme park, with no real “emotional” or “psychological” emotions being evoked in its audience. Whereas the Avatar filmmaker James Cameron sang a similar tune by basically labeling the characters of MCU films as immature and unimaginative. And Tarantino seems to have climbed into this field of criticism as he too, took a direct hit at Marvel directors as well as their works.
But just the way Tarantino isn’t the first to take a jab at Marvel, he isn’t going to be the last either, considering how many others seem to be of similar opinions when it comes to the popular superhero franchise.