Quentin Tarantino: I wish superhero movies gold rush happened during the 80s

Posted on 24 August 2015
By Andy Johnson
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Pulp Fiction mastermind Quentin Tarantino has spoken out about the current rush of superheroes to the silver screen, saying he’d wished it had happened in the 80s, during his comic reading hey day.

Quentin said that he’s got no problem with spandex clad characters dominating cinema, he just wished it had happened when he would have gone to watch them all, rather than now, when he’s hit his 50s.

Tarantino, who wrote True Romance and later described it as a semi-autobiographical fantasy – created lead character Clarence Whorley, who worked at a comic store in Detroit called Heroes For Sale.

The Reservoir Dogs writer-director also admitted to having his own Marvel Universe obsessions as a young, aspring film maker – but that he’d never have tried to make a comic book film.

Speaking during an interview with NY Magazine, Quentin said: “I’ve been reading comic books since I was a kid, and I’ve had my own Marvel Universe obsessions for years.

“So I don’t really have a problem with the whole superhero thing right now, except I wish I didn’t have to wait until my 50s for this to be the dominant genre.

“Back in the ’80s, when movies sucked, I saw more movies then than I’d ever seen in my life and the Hollywood bottom-line product was the worst it had been since the ’50s — that would have been a great time.

“I wouldn’t have tried to make one then, I was still working at a video store!

“But I would have gone to see them.

“That was my time. I was in my 20s and would have been just like the guys at Comic-Con now who go see every DC and Marvel movie.

“But I’m in my 50s now, so I don’t see all of them.”