It’s been well-documented that Quentin Tarantino is a fanboy. Not just a film fan, but also a fan of all sorts of different things, including “Star Trek” and comic books. And just like the fanboys and fangirls, Tarantino is excited to watch “Avengers: Endgame.” Except for one problem, he has to catch up. So, according to the filmmaker, he’s been doing a bit of an MCU marathon and has an early choice for his favorite of the bunch.
Speaking to Empire Magazine (via CBM), Tarantino was asked about how many superhero films he’s seen recently. Like many, he mentions that the last couple that he’s seen in theaters were actually “Wonder Woman” and “Black Panther.” And while he doesn’t give a critique of those films, he does say that he’s been mainlining some Marvel Studios films so that he could see what all the fuss is about with ‘Endgame.’ And through all that preparation, he’s come across one film, in particular, that seems to rise above the rest — “Thor: Ragnarok.”
“But about a couple of weeks ago I started catching up with some of the Marvel movies so I could go see ‘Endgame,’” Tarantino said. “I just finished ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ so next up is ‘Doctor Strange.’”
He added, “Actually, the last one I saw was ‘Ragnarok.’ I loved it. t was my favorite one of the series since ‘The Avengers’ – drastically my favorite.”
If you polled the entirety of MCU fans, there would be a healthy number that agrees with Tarantino’s choice. ‘Ragnarok,’ though it gets compared to “Guardians of the Galaxy,” is something completely different than the 21 other MCU films. Written and directed by Taika Waititi, the third ‘Thor’ film reimagines the character in a great new way, and is basically 100% a Waititi film that could stand next to “What We Do in the Shadows” or anything else in his filmography.
Not that he owes it to anyone, but it would be interesting to find out what Tarantino thinks of the one-two punch of “Avengers: Infinity War” and ‘Endgame.’ But we’re guessing he’s probably a bit busy right now with “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which hits theaters July 26.