Just yesterday a not-so-wild rumor appeared, suggesting that Quentin Tarantino is in talks with Netflix to bring an extended cut of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to the streaming platform – similar to the extended version of The Hateful Eight that's currently available on the service. Turns out that story was more than just a rumor, as an actor from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has confirmed that Tarantino is very much in talks with Netflix to super-size the film for streaming. On a recent episode of The Mutuals podcast (via The Playlist), actor Nicholas Hammond (who plays Sam Wanamaker) said the filmmaker will likely deliver a 4-hour cut of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to Netflix:
The promise is that like his other film, The Hateful Eight, they just done a 4-hour Netflix version. And I think they’re talking about doing the same. There are some actors like Tim Roth, wonderful actors, who never even made it into the film. I mean, their entire roles got cut.
Roth wasn't the only actor whose part was ultimately cut to make the 2 hour, 45 minute runtime. James Marsden, who played Burt Reynolds (a very cool meta-role), was also cut from the film. That a longer cut of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood exists is no secret, and the idea that we might get to see Tarantino's original version (or something like it) is extremely exciting – even if it is divided into four chapters like the extended cut of The Hateful Eight. Of course, it'll probably be a couple of years or so before that version comes to Netflix, giving you plenty of time to see the current iteration in theaters again (and again... and again).