Quentin Tarantino has proven to be quite the ham once he’s gotten attention from the media. The famed director is quick to throw out rumors, revel in controversy, and do anything necessary to maintain his place in the spotlight. This time, he’s chosen another rumor involving Johnny Depp.
Quentin Tarantino recently sat down with The Playlist and explained how he might or might not work with the always entertaining Johnny Depp. Never going one way or the other, Tarantino merely explained how he and Depp were “fans of each other” and have always said they wished to work with one another — although never in a real conversation. Tarantino explained their relationship brilliantly, never committing in saying anything was actually in the works.
“We would love to work together. We’ve talked about it for years. Not that we get together and talk about it for years, but from time to time. We’re obviously fans of each other. It just needs to be the right character. I just need to write the right character that I think Johnny would be the right guy to do it with. And if he agrees, then we’ll do it. And then it’ll be magical. I haven’t written the perfect character for Johnny Depp as of yet. Maybe someday I will, maybe someday I won’t. We’ll see.”
It would be nice to see Johnny Depp showcase the talents under someone other than Tim Burton or Gore Verbinski. His upcoming role in The Lone Ranger looks quite enticing but still a rehash of Captain Jack Sparrow, which launched the already established star into a legendary status. One would be fair to guess that a Johnny Depp role in a Quentin Tarantino film would be more reminiscent of his role in Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Which is awesome to think about.
What do you think? Is Quentin Tarantino just blowing more hot air and telling audiences what they want to hear? Or could a collaboration actually be in the works? Do we even want one? Let us know what you think.