The Marvel adaptation is one of Tarantino's most coveted unfinished projects, and the director recently shared his thoughts on his dream casting.
The list of unmade Quentin Tarantino projects is a fascinating rabbit growing area, as the Oscar-winning director seems to have a multitude of ideas from every conceivable genre. From his R-rated and possibly still developing version of "Star Trek" to "Kill Bill Volume Three" to a James Bond film, Tarantino has enthusiasm and inspiration to burn. One of these often controversial projects is his entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Luke Cage: Hero for Hire".
Tarantino has long been obsessed with the Blaxploitation genre and appears to be a natural addition to the comic world's first black superhero from the early 1970s. After the release of "Reservoir Dogs" in 1992, he actually considered adjusting "Luke Cage," and even dreamed of it as revealed in a recent episode of Amy Schumer's podcast "3 Girls, 1 Keith" (via The Guardian) To occupy Laurence Fishburne in the title role.
"There was a time before all of this Marvel shit came out," said Tarantino. "It was after & # 39; Reservoir Dogs & # 39;, it was before & # 39; Pulp Fiction & # 39; and I had been thinking about & # 39; Luke Cage & # 39; close. When I was growing up, I was a big comic book collector, and my two favorites (comics) were & # 39; Luke & # 39; Cage: Hero for Hire, later Luke Cage: Power Man and Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu. "
But Tarantino said his "comic geek friends" went in a different direction and advised him not to. "I had the idea that Larry Fishburne would have been the perfect guy to play Luke Cage. But all my friends said," It must be Wesley Snipes. "And I say," Look, I like Wesley Snipes, but Larry Fishburne is practically Marlon Brando. I think fish is the man. "And they say:" Yes, but he should get in great shape. Snipes is like that! "And I go:" Fuck it! That is not so important! Fuck you, you ruined the whole damn thing! "
Indeed, Luke Cage came on the screen in the form of Netflix’s ongoing, popular series with Mike Colter in the title role. While Tarantino said he had only one movie left, a Marvel movie swan song might sound unlikely. But a television trip could be a solution to retirement, and he pointed out possible gaps, including a western television series he wrote. He is also considering a literary career when he recently announced that he was interested in a novelization of his last film, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," in addition to another planned fiction book about a World War II veteran.