It turns out Quentin Tarantino's shared movie universe predated the Marvel Cinematic Universe by over a decade, as the director has now revealed -- in confirmation of a fan theory -- that many of his movies since 1992 exist in the same world.
Promoting his latest film, "The Hateful Eight," Tarantino told The Project (via Polygon) that his films exist in two realities: the "realer than real" universe where his characters exist in a through-line between "Resevoir Dogs," "Pulp Fiction," "True Romance" and others, as well as a "special movie universe" where those characters would watch films like "Kill Bill" and "From Duck Til Dawn" for themselves.
The connection between Tarantino's body of work started way back with "Pulp Fiction" in 1994, as the film had the character Vincent Vega (John Travolta), who shared the same surname as "Resevoir Dogs'" Mr. Blonde, Vic Vega (Michael Madsen). Tarantino confirmed that those characters are indeed brothers, and exist (or at least, used to) in the same universe as many of Tarantino's later films.
"The Hateful Eight" is currently in theaters.