His decorated body of work has long been the subject of intense scrutiny, praise and adulation, whether it’s his genre-mashing Pulp Fiction or, more recently, a barnstorming Civil War thriller in the vein of The Hateful Eight. But do all of Quentin Tarantino‘s movies exist in the same universe? The answer to that question is a resounding yes, according to the director himself.
Speculation that the Tarantino-verse was real first came to light when Vic Vega from Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction‘s Vincent Vega shared a surname, only for the filmmaker to confirm later that the pair are actually brothers. But the connections – subtle though they may be – run deeper than that.
When quizzed about the possibility by The Project, Tarantino confirmed that there lies a “realer than real” universe underpinning his film catalog. “So From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill, they all take place in this special movie universe,” he said. “So when all the characters of Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction, when they go to the movies, Kill Bill is what they go to see. From Dusk Till Dawn is what they see.”
DC/Warner Bros. and Marvel/Disney’s interconnected verses may tie together their standalone stories under the one umbrella via cameos and ham-fisted fan service, but Quentin Tarantino’s universe outdates them both – and he’s already keen to continue the story post-The Hateful Eight.
First reported by So, Is It Any Good?, Tarantino is eyeing a “Bonnie and Clydish-story” set in Australian of the 1930s. Blending crime, drama and no doubt Tarantino’s usual flair, there are scant details beyond the director’s fleeting quote at this stage, though news that he’s already marinating on some ideas ought to pique the interest of moviegoers.
While Quentin Tarantino begins to cast the net in search of his next project, it’s a perfect time to revisit the director’s earlier work in search of those fleeting connections between one film and its next of kin.