It’s better to leave while you’re still top of your game rather than burn out and fade away a shell of your former self. At least that seems to be the mentality Quentin Tarantino anyway in regards to his film career. The legendary director has been reiterating his plan to retire from directing after his 10th film for a few of years now, and with two more remaining, those plans haven’t changed.
While attending an Adobe Max conference at the San Diego Convention Center recently, he once again confirmed his intentions to bow out after two more films. THR were on hand throughout the event, and when asked about his retirement, his response was pretty clear. “Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, ‘Match that shit.’”
He later went on to discuss how he wanted to be remembered. But if you asked us, he’s already achieved it, and even if his next two films suck, nothing will change that. “Hopefully, the way I define success when I finish my career is that I’m considered one of the greatest filmmakers that ever lived. And going further, a great artist, not just filmmaker.”
The release of a new Tarantino film is an event on par with Christmas and Wrestlemania, so the thought of only living that experience two more times in our lifetimes is heartbreaking. However, news of a new Tarantino joint is always exciting, and with teasers as to what his next project could be including a 1930’s gangster movie, a straight horror film, a sci-fi, and a New Hollywood project, it’s all a mystery at the moment. Of course, he hasn’t ruled out doing a Kill Bill 3 either, and there’s even a petition circulating to get him on board for the Deadpool sequel.
We don’t know how he’s going to conclude his legacy as one of the finest storytellers and filmmakers in the history of the craft, but we’re confident that it’s going to be incredible.