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Quentin Tarantino Almost Did a Luke Cage Movie with This Actor!

Quentin Tarantino Almost Did a Luke Cage Movie with This Actor!

Quentin Tarantino was very, very close to doing a movie on one of his favorite comic book heroes!

In an interview on Amy Schumer‘s podcast (via The Guardian), the 57-year-old director/writer revealed that he had his heart set on making a Luke Cage starring Laurence Fishburne.

“There was a time before all this Marvel s–t was coming out It was after Reservoir Dogs, it was before Pulp Fiction, and I had thought about doing Luke Cage,” Quentin shared. “Growing up I was a big comic-book collector, and my two favorite [comic books] were Luke Cage: Hero for Hire, later Luke Cage: Power Man, and Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu.”

However, Quentin‘s friends talked him out of it because they thought Wesley Snipes would be better fit to play the titular role.

“What dissuaded me…was my comic-geek friends talked me out of it,” Quentin shared. “Because I had an idea that Larry Fishburne would’ve been the perfect guy to play Luke Cage. But all my friends were like, ‘It’s got to be Wesley Snipes.’ And I go, ‘Look, I like Wesley Snipes, but Larry Fishburne is practically Marlon Brando. I think Fish is the man.’ And they’re like, ‘Yeah, but he’d have to get in shape in a big way. Snipes is that way already!’ And I go, ‘F–k that! That’s not that important! F–k you, you ruined the whole damn thing!’”

Netflix released their series Luke Cage starring Mike Colter in 2016, which ran for two seasons.

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