The odds of seeing Quentin Tarantino tackle a mainstream superhero movie aren’t ever in your favor. But once upon a time, the “Django Unchained” director almost made his Marvel with a “Luke Cage” movie, starring Laurence Fishburne as the hero for hire.
“After ’Reservoir Dogs,’ I had considered doing a ’Luke Cage, Hero for Hire’ movie. [Producer] Ed Pressman owned the rights at that time, and we talked about it,” the filmmaker told MTV News during a recent interview. “I talked to Larry Fish about being Luke Cage, and he really liked that idea. Then I ended up writing ’Pulp Fiction.'”
It would have been tremendous seeing Tarantino and Fishburne on a “Luke Cage” movie — but on the bright side, at least we got “Pulp Fiction” out of the deal.
Tarantino has dipped his toe in the comic book movie pond, however, having directed a segment of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s “Sin City.” He doesn’t think it’s likely he’ll reprise that role for the upcoming sequel, unfortunately.
“I think it’s all Robert,” he said. “He hasn’t gotten in touch with me about anything, so probably not.”
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