Are we coming to the end of Jack Black's time as a movie star? That very well may be the case, as the actor says he's planning to retire soon. Jack Black has been a major star for virtually the entirety of the 2000s, starting with his turn in High Fidelity. In that time, he's worked a lot and, in all likelihood, he could continue to work, should he so choose. But after two decades of the movie star life, Black seems more focused on spending time with his family.
The actor and Tenacious D frontman is currently promoting the release of his latest movie, Jumanji: The Next Level, which hits theaters this weekend. During a recent interview, Jack Black was talking about his future plans and revealed that early retirement is starting to sound very appealing. Here's what he had to say about it.
"Well, I've got another Tenacious D record that I'd like to make. Maybe one more movie. I'm kind of enjoying the idea of early retirement. Not so early. I'm 50.I've been saying for a long time that this is the last movie. We'll see. I can't really say what my next thing is because it's too early; it's a jinxer. I've got a couple of tricks up my sleeve. But not too many. I'm looking to wrap it up pretty soon. Ride off into the sunset."
Whether or not Jumanji: The Next Level does indeed end up as his final movie remains to be seen. Jack Black, for what it's worth, does not have any other movie projects listed for the time being. Speaking a bit further, Black revealed that spending more time with his family is a big motivator, while also joking that he will finish his career by starring in Quentin Tarantino's final movie.
"Yeah. That is a big part of it. I don't like going away from Tanya and the boys. I spend too much time away from home. Maybe I'll do a TV show here in town, so I can work the 9 to 5 and then get back home. We'll see. I'm not a big five-year plan kind of guy though. I don't really look down the road. I kind of take it day by day. And if something comes up, you know, obviously if [Quentin] Tarantino comes a-knocking, I'm gonna do that movie! Tarantino likes to talk about doing his last movie too. He says there's only one movie left. It might be Star Trek. It might be who the hell knows? Maybe I'm going to pull a Tarantino and say, 'Guys. I've done 99 movies. I'm going to do one more. Gonna go out on top!'"
Quentin Tarantino has famously said that he will retire after directing his tenth movie. With Once Upon a Time in Hollywood counting as his ninth, the Pulp Fiction filmmaker supposedly has one more left. What are the odds of Jack Black starring in it? Vegas odds are probably against it, but that would sure make for an interesting retirement plan for two massive figures in the industry who come from very different sides of the tracks.
Even if we don't see Jack Black in more movies like School of Rock or Tropic Thunder, we'll surely be seeing him elsewhere. Aside from possible TV appearances, Black also teased that he would put on "a Tenacious D concert the likes of which have never been seen" before hanging it up for good. So we've got that to look forward to. This news comes to us via Balance.