The much-talked about "superhero fatigue" in Hollywood doesn't really seem to bother Quentin Tarantino much. A self-confessed comic book geek, Tarantino recently shared his thoughts on Hollywood's current money-spinning genre.
"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," The Hateful Eight director told Vulture before adding, "...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."
When asked whether he would have made a comic book movie back in the 80s, he replied, "No, I was still working at a video store! But I would have gone to see them," he admitted. "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."
Well, it remains to be seen if the popular Oscar-winning director ever lends his brand of cinema to an otherwise "family friendly" superhero genre. In the meantime, Tarantino fans can look forward to his upcoming film - The Hateful Eight which is slated to release on 8 January 2016.