Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino once had plans to adapt the Marvel comic, Luke Cage, for the big screen. This film would have happened in the early 1990s, with Laurence Fishbourne playing the titular superhero. During a recent appearance on Amy Schumer’s podcast 3 Girls, 1 Keith, he discusses his interest in developing the film, what it would have looked like, and why he ultimately chose not to direct it.
The Guardian reported on this and offered some details he revealed on the podcast:
“‘What dissuaded me … was my comic-geek friends talked me out of it,” Tarantino went on. “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!'”
To hear more from Tarantino, check out Amy Schumer’s most recent episode of 3 Girls, 1 Keith.
Source: The Guardian