With Marvel Studios and Netflix's Friday release of the highly anticipated Luke Cage series, almost everyone is currently deep into the must binge watch comic book series. Following overwhelming critical reviews, everyone thought the show would be another Daredevil level hit for fans, but as social media can tell you, not everyone is loving the new series.
One of the most notable critics of the new series, is beloved and acclaimed legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. While Tarantino admits he hasn't seen the series, & he isn't really interested in seeing it either. In a recent interview with Yahoo, the outspoken filmmaker reveals that he isn't a fan of having the story of Luke Cage set in present day. Revealing that he once mulled over bringing a '70s era Cage, to the big screen.
“I’m a huge fan. 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.”
Tarantino also talks about how he loved the way the character was presented in '70s and suggests or hints that his version would have been set back in the 1970’s.
“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. 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. The Luke Cage: Hero for Hire era… that’s the era.”
Luke Cage is available to stream on Netflix.