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The past year was a wild one, and a ton of groundbreaking moments happened for the entertainment industry as it pivoted to home releases. One of the big streaming hits that arrived was Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which finally revealed the titular filmmaker’s vision for the DC blockbuster. The four-hour event happened at least partly because fans fought for Snyder for years, and now filmmaking legend Quentin Tarantino has shared this blunt reaction to that type of organization by moviegoers.
Given his prolific resume, Quentin Tarantino is someone who the public often looks to regarding the state of the film world. He recently sat down with the hosts of our own ReelBlend podcast, where CinemaBlend’s Sean O’Connell turned the conversation to the unprecedented release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. When asked about the way fans helped make the project possible, Tarantino got honest, saying:
I haven’t seen it, because I don’t have HBO Max, but that’s something I would like to see. I never saw the other one. I never saw (Justice League) when it was at the theaters. But I’d be kind of curious to see his four hour, you know, his original vision on that. I actually thought that was really groovy. And I actually thought the fans were really groovy, the fact that they kept persisting on it. Didn’t he do something like that with Watchmen, as well? But this one was like, the fans demanded it. I think that’s really groovy.
Well, there you have it. While there’s been some discussion about the possible negative or toxic effects of rabid fandom, it seems Quentin Tarantino found the support of the Snyder Cut downright “groovy.” Even if he hasn’t seen either version of Justice League.
Quentin Tarantino’s comments to ReelBlend came from an interview he did with the hosts about his novelization of his latest release Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Given the filmmaker’s penchant for sharing his honest opinion about the film world, one wondered how he might be feeling about the fandom’s role in Justice League’s long-awaited streaming release. He seems to be tickled by the situation, with Tarantino having generations of his own passionate fans.
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Speaking of Quentin Tarantino’s fans, there are a number of possible projects that moviegoers are hoping to see come to fruition before he settles in for his long-teased retirement. Perhaps the most popular of these is a Kill Bill sequel, which would seemingly follow Vernita Green’s daughter as she seeks revenge. Tarantino even went so far as to say he’d love to cast Uma Thurman’s daughter Maya Hawke as an older version of The Bride’s daughter B.B.. Plus, some are still holding out hope that Tarantino will make his own Star Trek movie.
We’ll just have to wait and see which of these projects ultimately come to fruition, and how many movies Quentin Tarantino works on before hanging up his director’s hat for good. With his Once Upon a Time in Hollywood book out, it’s clear that Tarantino has a number of outlets to continue telling stories. In the meantime, be sure to check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.