Quentin Tarantino has chosen his favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. The Pulp Fiction director is a comic book movie fan, but he admits to slacking a bit over the past few years. With that being said, he’s going back to watch the four years of MCU movies and can already say he has a favorite out of the ones he has seen so far. Tarantino is currently preparing to release his highly anticipated Once Upon a Time in Hollywood this summer.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has been taking up a lot of Quentin Tarantino’s free time over the past few years. From developing and writing the script, shooting the movie, and then editing, the director hasn’t had much time for anything else. With that being said, he’s looking forward to seeing Avengers: Endgame and is going back to watch some of the last installments and discovering a new favorite. He explains.
“I haven’t been keeping up to date with them for, I guess, the last four years. I think the only comic book movies I saw last year at theaters were Wonder Woman and Black Panther. But about a couple of weeks ago I started catching up with some of the Marvel movies so I could go see Endgame. I just finished Captain America: Civil War, so next up is Doctor Strange… Actually, the last one I saw was Thor: Ragnarok. I loved it. It was my favorite one of the series since The Avengers – drastically my favorite.”
Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok is the movie that changed it all for the Thor character. Chris Hemsworth admits he was over playing The God of Thunder after the second installment, but he was reinvigorated working with Waititi on the collaborative set. Thor is a much different character these days and it all goes back to Ragnarok and the work that went on to recreate the character.
Thor: Ragnarok is a bit of an outlier in the MCU, but it is incredibly well done and handles the humor along with the serious side of things very well. In other words, it’s almost a perfect comic book adaptation. There’s a reason why a director like Quentin Tarantino is gravitating towards it and it largely has to do with the changes Taika Waititi made and Marvels Studios’ decision to trust his instincts.
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hits theaters next month, so Quentin Tarantino should have some time to see all the rest of his missing MCU installments while traveling to do press. One has to wonder if Thor: Ragnarok will still be his favorite after he has seen everything else. We’ll have to make sure to ask him about it later on after the dust has settled. The interview with Tarantino was originally conducted by Empire Magazine.