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Tarantino's Lantern?

12.02.2009

We currently have no idea how exactly the Martin Campbell/Ryan Reynolds version of GREEN LANTERN is going to play out, but in imagination fantasy land, the project could have gone a very different direction. In a recent chat with MTV, Quentin Tarantino revealed that that the project was initially offered to him. Say whaaa?

"I was offered the 'Green Lantern,' " Tarantino told MTV News. "Not since it's been a script, but just like, 'Hey we own the 'Green Lantern.' Would you like it?'"

"So there's a little part of me that's like, 'Wow, if I was in my 20s, this would be the genre I'd want to specialize in," he said. "But they weren't making them then, or at least not the right ones. But there also is an aspect where I've kind of outgrown that a little bit."

I think Green Lantern and Tarantino go together like cider and dump trucks, but the man has been known the take on some pretty out there stuff. However, he’s more original than well, everyone else in Hollywood these days, so if he ever did take on a superhero project, it would be on his own terms.

"It wouldn't be an existing comic book character," he said. "I'm a writer. I'd want to use my imagination and not have to fight with geeks' memories of how this character should be and, 'Oh, I cast an actor as opposed to a bodybuilder' or it's not as good as the way [DC Comics artist] Neal Adams drew him.' If I were to do something like that, I would want the fun of coming up with the superhero myself." 

An original Tarantino superhero? Now THAT would be worthwhile. Time to start writing Quentin.

Extra Tidbit: Who do you think he'd have cast as the lead?
Source: MTV

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