Here’s The Reason Why Quentin Tarantino’s Luke Cage Film Actually Not Happened

Apr 7, 2020 2:30 PM ET

Quentin Tarantino

There was a time when Quentin Tarantino could star in a superhero movie in the mass years before the genre was all the rage. In the 90s, Tarantino wanted to make a film with Luke Cage, as the hero, also known as Power Man, was one of his favorite adults.

Here’s the reason:

Quentin Tarantino launched Luke Cage’s idea after making Reservoir Dogs before Pulp Fiction was released, but it turned out that the reason he didn’t do it was that he wanted to play Laurence Fishburne in the role of the same name with some friends who resisted.

So maybe if these Quentin Tarantino friends were more receptive to Wesley Snipes’ idea of wearing a yellow shirt and declaring “sweet Christmas!”. Unfortunately, these people thought that Wesley Snipes would make a better Luke Cage because of its layout.

Quentin Tarantino also made it clear during his interview for Amy Schumer Presents: 3 girls, 1 Keith podcast who decided to make Luke Cage, which would have been his third directorial feature, thus replacing 1997 Jackie Brown. Given the way his film career has moved from there to real life, it may be the best that Luke Cage has ever done.

Snipes failed to film Black Panther

While Quentin Tarantino thought Laurence Fishburne was the best candidate for Luek Cage, this time, Wesley Snipes had another Marvel superhero in mind. In the early 1990s, Snipes tried to make a film on the Black Panther but failed because the technology of the time showed that Wakanda’s “great science” was right.

Snipes made his debut as Vampire

In the end, both Wesley Snipes and Laurence Fishburne had the opportunity to later contribute to the style of the superhero film. In 1998, Snipes made his debut as a vampire hunter Blade, a role that will be copied twice as much, and that would be an integral part of the diffusion of this genre.

His debut as a superhero:

Laurence Fishburne made his superhero debut in Man of Steel in 2013 as head of Daily Planet magazine Perry White, which he will play in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The actor made the leap into MCUs like Bill Foster in Ant-Man and Wasp. Fishburne is also co-creator of the upcoming animated series Marvel Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.

Luke Cage has not made any debut yet

As for Luke Cage, who has not yet made his debut, he was played live by Mike Colter, thanks to the Marvel Netflix universe. After making his debut as the former known as Carl Lucas in Jessica Jones’ season 1, Colter led the Luke Cage series for two seasons, also starring in The Defenders miniseries and returned to Jessica Jones for a camera in the series finale.

Maybe one day Mike Colter’s Luke Cage will return, but given the way Marvel Netflix’s appearances are related to the MCU mythology on the big screen, there is also the possibility that his character will be restarted to adapt to the creative vision. By Kevin Feige. However, there is no reason for Luke Cage to return to the action.

As for Quentin Tarantino, his latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. He hasn’t announced what his tenth and final film will be, although the Star Trek movie is unlikely to arrive at Paramount.

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