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Quentin Tarantino was going to make a Luke Cage movie

Quentin Tarantino has been busy promoting his new movie, The Hateful Eight, but it was during a lengthy interview with Chris Hardwick that he revealed some pretty interesting information about a movie that never came to fruition.

During his conversation with Hardwick on the comedian's Nerdist podcast, Tarantino revealed that he had wanted to make a Luke Cage movie years ago, with Laurence Fishburne starring as the titular character.

The director told Hardwick that he wanted to do it in the '90s, prior to working on Pulp Fiction, but his friends convinced him not to do it at the last minute.

"I thought Larry Fishburne would have been a great Luke Cage and they were talking about Wesley Snipes," Tarantino said.

That conversation eventually turned into a creative argument and Tarantino admitted that he was so turned off by the idea that it could typecast either actor, that he decided to walk away from the project entirely.

Still, Tarantino didn't cancel out the idea of doing a comic book movie, but added that if he did do it, it would have to be on his own terms.

"If I do a comic book movie, it should be an original character. It should be something that I fit instead of trying to fit in."

Even though audiences won't be getting a Tarantino version of Luke Cage, there is a series in development at Netflix that stars Mike Colter as the superhero.

Before that series premieres, though, find out just who Luke Cage is with Polygon's explainer.

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