Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is a big fan of Marvel Comics. However, during his career, he never directed a superhero movie. On two occasions, however, this dream of seeing Quentin Tarantino directing a superhero movie almost came true. Back to those two crazy projects that never saw the light of day.
Quentin Tarantino: An Awesome Race
Is within 1987 Quentin Tarantino begins his career as a filmmaker with a first film very little known by the general public: My best friend’s birthday. But it was 1992 the American filmmaker really made himself known Reservoir Dogs, an immensely cult work, carried by an impressive cast, whose members have agreed to work voluntarily. Then, in 1994, is the consecration. Pulp Fiction receives the Palme d’Or and places Quentin Tarantino among the greats of this world. The filmmaker then went on to critical and popular success with both volumes of Kill Bill, Inglourious Basters, Django Unchained or even more recently with Once upon a time … in Hollywood.
Still, while QT’s career is full of great movies, there are some genres he hasn’t ventured into yet. This is the case, for example, with science fiction, horror films and still superheroic. Quentin Tarantino is a fan of comics and superheroes, but never took the step to direct a film of this genre. Despite this, he almost did one, twice.
Quentin Tarantino and Luke Cage
Growing up, Quentin Tarantino has collected many comics, especially stories produced by Marvel Comics. He has revealed in the past that he is a staunch fan of Shang-Chi, but especially of Luke Cage. At the beginning of his film career, Quentin Tarantino was interested in developing a film about Luke Cage, the man with the indestructible skin. At the time, the character’s film rights were scattered among numerous studios, which greatly complicated his adaptation. In the late 1990s, Luke Cage’s film rights belonged to Ed Pressmanthe man behind the adaptations of The Raven i Judge Dredd. Quentin Tarantino even met the producer.
Ed Pressman was interested in the idea of producing a Luke Cage film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The latter had even already chosen his actor and wanted him Laurence Fishburne will be the face of the vigilante. But his family and Ed Pressman saw more Wesley Snipes as the superhero. Faced with this hesitation, Quentin Tarantino preferred not to decide, and marched to other horizons staging Pulp Fiction. In short, will have to wait until 2016 to see Mike Colter become the face of Luke Cage in the eponymous Netflix series. As for Wesley Snipes, he played another Marvel character: Leaf.
Quentin Tarantino and the Silver Surfer
If the story of Luke Cage is famous enough, there is a much lesser known one. In fact, Quentin Tarantino wanted it too directing a film about the Silver Surfer. A big fan of the cosmic hero, QT has already paid tribute to him Reservoir Dogsbecause Tim Roth’s character has a Galactus Herald poster in his bedroom. Immediately after the success of Reservoir DogsQuentin Tarantino wrote to 500-page script for a solo film The Silver Surfer, presented at the Constantin Film Studio. Unfortunately for Tarantino, the company preferred to resort to Roger Carman who produced the infamous film The fantastic four In 1994.
At that time, Constantin Film considered Quentin Tarantino’s career not substantial enough to follow up on his request. So, bottom line is that we’re really looking forward to 2007 the Silver Surfer in the cinema, a The Fantastic Four and the Silver Surferplayed by Doug Jones. As for Quentin Tarantino, he finally made no superhero movies. And while it no longer has to be staged just a movie before retiring, we very much doubt that he will choose such a film to conclude his career as a director. Shame …