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Back when Yahoo Movies had the opportunity to sit down with Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino during the junket for The Hateful Eight, we had asked him about Marvel’s Luke Cage. The superhero, who will be the star of the new Netflix series of the same name, has been a favorite of Tarantinto’s.
“I’m a huge fan,” Tarantino told Yahoo’s Khail Anonymous. “I had even considered, after Reservoir Dogs, doing a Luke Cage movie. But I ended up doing Pulp Fiction instead. So I think I might have made the right choice.”
Since the series premieres Sept. 30, Anonymous asked Tarantino what he hoped to see in the show. “Well, frankly, to tell you the truth, I might be one of the pains in their asses because I love the way the character was presented so much in the ’70s,” Tarantino admitted. “I’m not really that open to a rethinking on who he was. I just think that first issue, that origin issue … was so good, and it was really Marvel’s attempt to try to do a blacksploitation movie vibe as one of their superhero comics. And I thought they nailed it. Absolutely nailed it. So, just take that Issue 1 and put it in script form and do that.”
While we’ll have to see how Tarantino feels about the new Luke Cage movie, he definitely recommends that you read the original comics. “The Luke Cage: Hero for Hire era … that’s the era.”
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