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Quentin Tarantino’s The Movie Critic Was Going To Be A Metaverse Of His Past Characters


The Movie Critic was going to be Quentin Tarantino’s final movie, but it was then announced that the iconic filmmaker has opted to move away from the project and work on something else.

Since that was announced, fans have been going wild trying to figure out what Tarantino’s final movie will end up being. Kill Bill Volum 3, anybody…?

Well, even though we’re probably not going to know what his final movie will be for quite some time, we have a closer look at what The Movie Critic was going to be about.

The Hollywood Reporter posted an article recently in which they revealed something quite interesting about the picture. Namely, they revealed that the film was going to bring back a bunch of Tarantino’s best characters.

The film could be described as The Movie Critic: Into The Quentin-Verse (see what I did there…?). Jokes aside, it’s being reported that the film was going to be about Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth.

The Movie Critic: A metaverse of Tarantino’s past characters


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The rumour was that the movie was going to closely follow the events in Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’s novelization. That would have been interesting. However, I don’t think it would have resulted in a great final film for Tarantino to make.

I think that’s why he ended up dumping the project and moving on. It sounds like he just couldn’t crack, and it’s better to move on than to struggle to get this movie right.

Here’s a snippet from The Hollywood Reporter’s article about The Movie Critic in which they confirm that Tarantino was going to bring back many of his iconic movie characters:

That way, Tarantino could bring back some of the stars of his earlier work to reprise their iconic characters in “movie within a movie” moments, or to play fictional versions of themselves as the actors who played those characters.

Quentin Tarantino was right to move on


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This basically confirms what industry insiders such as Jeff Sneider said about the movie.

Sneider reported a year ago that the movie would bring back the likes of  John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson as their Pulp Fiction characters, which would have been fun to see, but maybe wouldn’t have resulted in the best story ever told.

There were also rumours that Tarantino wanted to bring back Kurt Russell, who’s starred in a number of his movies over they years.

Uma Thurman might have taken part in Tarantino’s final film as well, possibly as The Bride from the Kill Bill movies, yet I heard that it would have been more likely to be Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction.

There were also reports that the likes of Olivia Wilde, Margot Robbie, Jamie Foxx and David Krumholtz were going to be part of this movie’s cast.

Quentin goes back to the drawing board


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Honestly, it sounds as though this movie was going to be stacked full of terrific actors, but I think it would have just been a bit too much.

I think it’s much better that Tarantino put this Marvel-esc type movie to one side and just went back to the drawing board.

What do you make of this news?

Are you still looking forward to watching Quentin Tarantino’s next movie?

Or, are you really upset that we won’t get to watch The Movie Critic?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this report.

You can stream Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight on Netflix right now.