Quentin Tarantino's Marvel Near Miss: A Luke Cage Hero For Hire Movie

Luke Cage Movie

Before he made his comic book movie debut with Sin City, Quentin Tarantino briefly considered bringing Laurence Fishburne in to play Luke Cage, Hero For Hire in a feature film from producer Ed Pressman, according to a new interview with the filmmaker at MTV News.

"After Reservoir Dogs, I had considered doing a Luke Cage, Hero for Hire movie. [Producer] Ed Pressman owned the rights at that time, and we talked about it," the filmmaker told MTV in the video embedded below. "I talked to Larry Fish [Laurence Fishburne] about being Luke Cage, and he really liked that idea. Then I ended up writing Pulp Fiction."

Of course, besides Sin City, he's also made an impression on comics with a Django Unchained comic book series and been a staple at Comic-Con for years. Fishburne, meanwhile, never got his turn at a top-tier superhero property...until now. In June, fans can see him playing Perry White in Man of Steel.