Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has become the largest grossing film of all-time. It has shattered records, exceeded expectations, but above all, it has satisfied the millions and millions of Star Wars fans around the world. However, you would most likely be surprised to find that not everyone was “awakened” with this latest Star Wars installment. Famous (notorious) director Quention Tarantino was irked by the latest Space Opera, and has a bone to pick with the now Disney branded conglomerate. Tarantino wasn’t thrilled with all the “hoopla” around the film, as it interfered with his most current film The Hateful Eight.
Tarantino’s latest film was to premiere at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, but as the “force” would have it, Disney pulled a few strings to ensure that it’s baby, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, could play there throughout the entire holiday season. Due to this sudden upheaval by Disney, The Hateful Eight was pulled from the theater’s schedule, and Tarantino is now furious to say the least. In an interview on the Howard Stern show, Tarantino would go on to say, “It was real bad news and it really fucking pissed me off,” and that Disney was “going out of their way to fuck me.”
Tarantino has used harsh words such as “extortion” around this current movie debacle. Extortion is defined as the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats. He would be claiming that Disney threatened the Cinerama Dome into showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or any more of their movies for that matter, if they didn’t agree to pull The Hateful Eight during this holiday season. As malicious as this may have been on the part of Disney, it is highly unlikely Tarantino will pursue any legal ramifications against Disney. Let’s face it, one does not simply take on “The Dark Side” and win. Maybe Tarantino can get his next film to premiere at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. He should just make sure to do so when a Star Wars movie isn’t right around the corner.