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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.

Quentin Tarantino Considering Writing a 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Novel

Quentin Tarantino isn’t done with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood just yet.

During an appearance on the Pure Cinema podcast, the 57-year-old director was asked if he ever thought about writing book versions of his movies.

“I hadn’t thought about that until recently,” Quentin revealed. “But now I’m thinking a lot about it. I might be writing a novelization to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

Quentin released Once Upon a Time in Hollywood back in 2019, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie.

The film grossed $142 million at the domestic box office and $374 million globally, making it Quentin’s second most successful movie behind Django Unchained. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was nominated for 10 awards at the 2020 Academy Awards.

If you missed it, Quentin recently said that Brad‘s shirtless scene in the movie was “like homoerotica”!

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Quentin Tarantino Says Brad Pitt's Shirtless 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Scene Was Like 'Homoerotica'

Quentin Tarantino is opening up about Brad Pitt going shirtless in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood!

In the premiere episode of the fifth season of 3 Girls, 1 Keith, host Amy Schumer and friends Bridgett Everett, Rachel Feinstein and Keith Robinson interview the 57-year-old Oscar-winning director.

Quentin and Amy discuss the time he was an Elvis impersonator on Golden Girls, how creating mixtapes is an integral part of his writing process, the one Marvel comic book he would turn into a movie, and Brad Pitt going shirtless in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

“Wow, this is actually the closest to homoerotica I’ve ever filmed. Alright? This is a, this is very Joe Gage. Alright?,” Quentin told Amy. “Very 1970′s uh, uh, a handyman guy in the roof.”

“You know, so it’s like uh, um, I go, ‘Okay, so I’m thinking maybe like, you know, okay, you unbutton, you unbutton the Hawaiian shirt, and peel that off’,” Quentin described filming the scene. “And then peel off the champion t-shirt.” And he’s like, ‘Really? Want me to through all that button bullshit? I just, I just take it off in one big go.’”

You can listen to the newest episode featuring Quentin Tarantino here!

Brad Pitt won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Quentin Tarantino & Wife Daniella Pick Welcome First Child!

Quentin Tarantino is a dad!

The 56-year-old Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood director and wife Daniella Pick welcomed their first child – a boy – on Saturday, February 22.

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“Daniella and Quentin Tarantino are happy to announce the birth of their first child. A baby boy born February 22, 2020,” a rep told TMZ.

According to reports, the 35-year-old Israeli model gave birth to their son in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

The two first met in 2009 while Quentin was promoting Inglorious Basterds. They got engaged in June of 2017 after dating for about a year, and got married in Los Angeles in November of 2018.

Congrats to the happy family!

Quentin Tarantino Suits Up for Oscars 2020

Quentin Tarantino hits the red carpet as he arrives at the 2020 Academy Awards on Sunday (February 9) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The 56-year-old director looked handsome in black suit as he stepped out for the awards show.

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Quentin is nominated for three awards tonight, including Best Director.

His film Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood is nominated for nine awards including Best Picture.

Late last month, Quentin was honored at the 2020 Final Draft Awards!

FYI: Quentin is wearing Gucci.

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Greta Gerwig Steps Out With Noah Baumbach For Kodak's Film Awards 2020

Greta Gerwig steps out in a pretty red dress for the 4th Annual Kodak Film Awards held at ASC Clubhouse on Wednesday night (January 29) in Los Angeles.

The 36-year-old Little Women writer and director was joined by partner, and fellow director Noah Baumbach, and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood‘s Quentin Tarantino at the fairly new award show.

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Other stars who were at the event include Cameron Monaghan and Lisa Edelstein

Earlier in the week, Greta joined her Little Women stars Laura Dern and Florence Pugh at the Oscars Nominee Luncheon.

READ MORE: ‘Little Women’ Stars Respond to Greta Gerwig’s Oscars 2020 Snub

FYI: Greta is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana dress and Anna Sheffield earrings.

15+ pictures inside of Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach, Quentin Tarantino and more…

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Leonardo DiCaprio & Brad Pitt Step Out For Oscars Nominee Luncheon

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt step out for the annual luncheon in celebration of the 92nd Oscars in Hollywood on Monday afternoon (January 27).

The two nominated actors were joined by their Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director, Quentin Tarantino.

Other stars and directors in attendance were The Two PopesJonathan Pryce, The Irishman‘s Robert De Niro, Parasite‘s Bong Joon-Ho, Joker‘s Todd Phillips, and Jojo Rabbit‘s Taika Waititi.

1917‘s Sam Mendes, Dean-Charles Chapman, and George Mackay were also spotted inside the venue with Knives Out‘s Rian Johnson.

The 2020 Oscars will take place on Sunday, February 9.

35+ pictures of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro and more at the Oscars Nominee Luncheon…

READ MORE: Renee Zellweger, Cynthia Erivo & Charlize Theron Step Out For Oscars 2020 Luncheon

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