Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
The Nina Simone Bio Starring Zoe Saldana Will Apparently Be Released Later This Year... The Nina Simone Bio Starring Zoe Saldana Will Apparently Be Released Later This Year... Why ‘The View’ Badly Needs Raven-Symoné Why ‘The View’ Badly Needs Raven-Symoné It's Black Bike Week! Watch 2 Short Documentaries on the Popular Annual Event It's Black Bike Week! Watch 2 Short Documentaries on the Popular Annual Event Gabrielle Union Joins Jamie Foxx in a Race to Save His Kidnapped Son, in 'Sleepless Night' Gabrielle Union Joins Jamie Foxx in a Race to Save His Kidnapped Son, in 'Sleepless Night' Meet the Cast of FX's 'American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson' (First-Look Images) Meet the Cast of FX's 'American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson' (First-Look Images) Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library in June Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library in June Watch Trailer for Teen TV Drama Series in Development, ‘MysEducation’ Watch Trailer for Teen TV Drama Series in Development, ‘MysEducation’ Watch a Clip From Ethiopia's First-Ever Cannes "Official Selection" - Coming-of-Age Drama 'Lamb' Watch a Clip From Ethiopia's First-Ever Cannes "Official Selection" - Coming-of-Age Drama 'Lamb' Watch Grace Jones’ “Banned” Citroën CX TV Commercial Watch Grace Jones’ “Banned” Citroën CX TV Commercial David Oyelowo on the Craft of Acting & Advice for Young Actors David Oyelowo on the Craft of Acting & Advice for Young Actors Official First Look Images from Detroit-Set indie drama ‘Wolf Who Cried Boy’ Official First Look Images from Detroit-Set indie drama ‘Wolf Who Cried Boy’ Morgan Freeman's Bass Reeves Project Finally Gets a Lift, Thanks to HBO Morgan Freeman's Bass Reeves Project Finally Gets a Lift, Thanks to HBO First Look at CBS' 'Rush Hour' Series + Official Synopsis First Look at CBS' 'Rush Hour' Series + Official Synopsis 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

A Luke Cage Movie Directed By Quentin Tarantino, Starring Laurence Fishburne?

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act December 17, 2012 at 8:59PM

Before you get all worked up about the idea, don't worry, it's not something that's actually going to happen; but rather something that almost DID happen, many moons ago, before Quentin Tarantino made Pulp Fiction.
1
Luke Cage

Before you get all worked up about the idea, don't worry, it's not something that's actually going to happen; but rather something that almost DID happen, many moons ago, before Quentin Tarantino made Pulp Fiction.

In an interview with MTV Movies while on the ongoing press circuit for Django Unchained (you've heard about it, I'm sure), posted earlier today, QT talke about his desire (or lack there of) to jump on the superhero movie bandwagon and direct one of his own; and during the conversation, he revealed the following:

"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... I talked to Larry Fish [Laurence Fishburne] about being Luke Cage, and he really liked that idea. Then I ended up writing 'Pulp Fiction.' " 

And that was the end of that! 

QT went on to say that, since then, he hasn't at all been tempted to return to that Luke Cage project, nor to enter the realm of superhero movies, adding that if he were to ever make a superhero movie, it would likely be a superhero that he invented himself.

So what might a QT-directed Luke Cage movie looked like? We could probably assume that there would've been some blaxploitation influences and flourishes - a character that first appeared in Marvel's universe of comics right around in the same year (1972) that saw the releases of blaxploitation classics like Super Fly, as well as those featuring similar fictional tough black guys (although not superheroes) like Hammer (Fred Williamson), Slaughter (Jim Brown) and others.

As for the casting of Laurence Fishburne - interesting choice. He certainly had/has the acting chops, so he would've brought a seriousness to the project that some of the other cats we've been hearing about lately who have expressed interest in the part, can't really match; although he'd have had to bulk up, adding some muscle mass to his somewhat average frame at the time (this would've been just about right after Boyz N The Hood was released).

No matter now, because the project isn't happening; QT went on to do Pulp Fiction instead; Fishburne went on to do Deep Cover and What's Love Go To Do With it, and the rest is history.

I'm still not holding my breath for a Luke Cage movie, although you'll my recent post that suggested Chad Coleman (recently cast as Tyreese on The Walking Dead) was being prepped for the part...

Watch the interview with QT below:

This article is related to: Laurence Fishburne


Shadow & ActNewsletter