Director hints that a 'Hateful Eight' character is related to someone from one of his old titles
Quentin Tarantino has confirmed fan rumours that the characters from his films exist in the same universe.
Tarantino fans have long discussed the possibility that his films, and the characters within them, are connected to one another. This was all but confirmed with Inglorious Basterd’s Donnie Donowitz being the son of True Romance character Lee Donowitz. Similarly, Reservoir Dog’s Vic Vega and Pulp Fiction’s Vincent Vega are brothers.
The director has also hinted at his future work in films, most notably in a Pulp Fiction scene where Mia (Uma Thurman) describes a pilot episode of a TV show which features the same plot and characters as Kill Bill, which he went on to make nine years later.
Speaking to The Project this week, Tarantino said fans were right to suspect that his character are linked but said that there are in fact two universes.
“There is actually two separate universes,” he said. “There is the realer than real universe, alright, and all the characters inhabit that one. But then there’s this movie universe. So From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill, they all take place in this special movie universe. 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.”
Tarantino also implied that a character from The Hateful Eight is related to one of his older creations, but was loathe to name names.
“I don’t want to say it point blank ‘boom!”, but if you’re a fan of my work and are familiar with it you could be a bit of a detective,” he said. “I will say that there is one character amongst the eight that is related to one of my other characters in one of my other films.”
“I can’t explain the relation because that would tip my hat a little bit too much. The only other clue I can give… is that the actor was originally cast as that character in the other film but they weren’t able to do it due to a scheduling conflict.”
The Hateful Eight is out now. Set in Wyoming shortly after the Civil War, The Hateful Eight revolves around eight strangers seeking shelter at a stagecoach passover called Minnie’s Haberdashery during a blizzard. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh among others.
Watch a trailer for the film below.