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There was almost a film version of Luke Cage directed by Quentin Tarantino with Laurence Fishburne starring

Dec. 17, 2012by:
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Quentin Tarantino has never been shy about his love of comics. In fact, one of my favorite monologues is in KILL BILL VOL. 2, when the late David Carradine talks about the mythology of Superman.

While each of us secretly dreams of our director/comic film collaboration, not until recently did one happen with Joss Whedon taking on THE AVENGERS. Though it wasn't entirely surprising, it was interesting to hear that Tarantino once had plans to possibly do a big screen version of Luke Cage.

This is what the director told MTV News, "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," he told us. "I talked to Larry Fish [Laurence Fishburne] about being Luke Cage, and he really liked that idea. Then I ended up writing 'Pulp Fiction.'"

Since then, Tarantino hasn't really found any comic material that he wanted to jump on. Perhaps instead, he will go his own way, "My feeling is if I wanted to do something like that, I'd want to create the superhero myself." But what about doing another short for SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR? "I think it's all Robert. He hasn't gotten in touch with me about anything, so probably not."

If you'd like to watch the interview for yourself, check it out below. I've also included the scene from KILL BILL 2.

Extra Tidbit: Do you still have hopes for a Luke Cage film?
Source: MTV

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10:07PM on 12/17/2012

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Only if we get Tiara's & unbuttoned Silk shirts.... ;)

...oh, and it better have Iron Fist too.

Only if we get Tiara's & unbuttoned Silk shirts.... ;)

...oh, and it better have Iron Fist too.

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1:07AM on 12/18/2012
Now I'm wishing the credits for The Matrix read "Larry Fish as Morpheus".
Now I'm wishing the credits for The Matrix read "Larry Fish as Morpheus".
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2:06AM on 12/18/2012

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Tarantino wouldn't do it now that Marvel is owned by Disney.

Luke Cage may have a cameo in an upcoming Marvel film and appear in Avengers 3. Luke Cage cannot be a priority over Ant Man, Doctor Strange or Namor. That would be ridiculous.
Tarantino wouldn't do it now that Marvel is owned by Disney.

Luke Cage may have a cameo in an upcoming Marvel film and appear in Avengers 3. Luke Cage cannot be a priority over Ant Man, Doctor Strange or Namor. That would be ridiculous.
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3:43AM on 12/18/2012
Tarantino needs to do a comic book movie before he "retires", I mean his BFF has Sin City, it just needs to happen period.
Tarantino needs to do a comic book movie before he "retires", I mean his BFF has Sin City, it just needs to happen period.
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9:28AM on 12/18/2012

How would he have used his technique on this material? If he's the 'derivative' guy who picks somewhat older or lesser known genres to reboot with his own style...

...how would this work?
...how would this work?
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9:42AM on 12/18/2012
I don't know, but it would be bad ass.....
I don't know, but it would be bad ass.....
5:45AM on 12/18/2012
The news gets a green "I'm hip to this news." I shall see most anything that Tarantino offers audiences. He is one of the most talented film-makers of our times. He is also the right man for a Luke Cage movie, in certain ways. Tarantino appreciates the past (such as the '70s in which Cage's character is permanently stuck), urban tales, gritty violence, and comic books. Any director needs to appreciate these things in order to do a Luke Cage project. However, does Tarantino depict
The news gets a green "I'm hip to this news." I shall see most anything that Tarantino offers audiences. He is one of the most talented film-makers of our times. He is also the right man for a Luke Cage movie, in certain ways. Tarantino appreciates the past (such as the '70s in which Cage's character is permanently stuck), urban tales, gritty violence, and comic books. Any director needs to appreciate these things in order to do a Luke Cage project. However, does Tarantino depict African-American characters well? Yes and no. Audiences would expect a Power Man movie to be respectful and complimentary of the character. I do not know if Tarantino would exactly be so. Originally, Cage is a blackploitation character. Blackploitation material is both complimentary and insulting, especially in Tarantino's hands.
So, I would have seen this movie had it been made. But, do I think that another director might be even better for the project? Sure.
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