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Quentin Tarantino talks comic-book movies

As cinema's most notorious uber-geek, it should come as no surprise that Quentin Tarantino has considered directing comic-book movies in the past, but you might not have guessed which one he nearly opted for.

According to QT, he nearly made Luke Cage: Hero For Hire his second film, moving into advanced talks with a leading man before eventually opting for Pulp Fiction .

"After Reservoir Dogs , I had considered doing a Luke Cage, Hero For Hire movie," reveals Tarantino. "Ed Pressman owned the rights at that time, and we talked about it. I talked to Laurence Fishburne about being Luke Cage, and he really liked that idea. Then I ended up writing Pulp Fiction ."

So can we expect QT to move into the spandex-clad arena anytime in the future? Well, not unless he has a creative brainwave of his own, he won't,

"If I wanted to do something like that, I'd want to create the superhero myself," he responded sniffily. Watch this space...

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.