We are a lucky generation. Maybe we didn’t get to see the first showing of Star Wars, Jaws, or E.T. but now we are on the cusp of some cool cinematic shit! Yeah I know that Hollywood has ran out of ideas, and everything we are getting now is either a reboot, sequel, or adaptation of some kid of book.. When Disney acquired Marvel, fanboys cried out in fear that the house of mouse were going to slap Zack Efron or Justin Bieber in the suites of some of our favorite heroes, but they didn’t (thank god).
And now we are watching movie after movie where we get a chance to see heroes and OH MY, there is so much going on, everything is connected, and I love it!
Then Disney took over Star Wars and once again, we cried out like the screams of a billions of people who just got their planet blown up by a giant golf ball. And while the newly named Episode is kind of iffy, (ahem, The Force Awakens? Come on man!), their animated venture, Rebels, has proven that they’re respecting the franchise, so far. With all the strides Disney has taken, other studios have tried to copy their formula.
Case and point: WB & DC are trying to build their own connected universe.
Universal is also trying to create their universe with their world famous monsters, but have so far fallen short. While all these attempts are a nice treat, they are not as new as people make them out to be. Quentin Tarantino has created his own from his own original ideas, unlike the others out there, and he doesn’t get the credit he deserves.
In Pulp Fiction, John Travolta‘s Vincent is actually Michael Madsen‘s Mr. Blonde‘s brother from Reservoir Dogs. Tarantino has also revealed that Kill Bill, Death Proof, and Jackie Brown are actually films the characters from his “Realer than Real” universe watch in theaters, called the “Movie Movie” universe. The Realer than Real universe is an alternate timeline that includes Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and the new upcoming Hateful 8.
Editor’s note: It’s named after one of Tarantino‘s favorite movies, The Magnificent 7.
The new flick follows 8 strangers who are forced to wait out a blizzard in a Haberdashery, where they find out each other’s dark secrets and how they are all connected to one another. Tarantino has described his new project as Reservoir Dogs meets the Old West. Production on The Hateful 8 began in 2013, taking his handwritten script to various actors he wanted to appear in his new film, however the script was somehow leaked, and Tarantino cancelled the project and angrily called out the person who leaked his new passion project.
He went on to say his script for the Hateful 8 would be turned into a novel instead, since he didn’t want to punish those who were excited for the upcoming film that weren’t involved in the leak. Tarantino would change his mind again and actually move forward with filming after rewriting the script. A teaser for the anticipated new movie was released in August 2014, with Jennifer Lawrence and Christoph Waltz rumored to have roles in the film.
Those rumors have now been debunked as the cast has been revealed.
- Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), is a union soldier turned bounty hunter.
- John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell), is another notorious bounty hunter.
- Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a fugitive captured by the Hangman.
- Sheriff Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins).
- Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth).
- John “The Cow Puncher” Gage (Michael Madsen)
- Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern)
- Bob, The Mexican (Demien Bichir).
Editor’s note: Channing Tatum also has a secret role.
The Hateful 8 is set “six or eight or twelve” years after the Civil War (Django Unchained took place two years before), in Wyoming. Excited yet?