Laurence Fishburne has the almost unique privilege of being an actor in both the Marvel and DC cinematic universes. But in neither franchise did he get to play an actual superhero. He portrayed the
And if Tarantino had his way, Fishburne would have played none other than Luke Cage, a.k.a. Power Man! Sweet Christmas, would that have been dope.
We learned of this revelation (via
So why exactly didn’t Tarantino ever pursue what we can all now see in retrospect was a brilliant idea? It seems his friends all give him guff about his casting choice, telling him that the obvious Luke Cage was Wesley Snipes. Although QT was a Snipes fan, his heart was set on having Fishburne in the role; however his friends convinced him he just wasn’t superhero material.
As it turned out, neither actor got the chance play Cage. But, Snipes of course did play Marvel’s Blade, so Tarantino’s friends weren’t wrong about his superhero chops. And of course, just five years after
Of course, Mike Colter turned out to be the perfect Luke Cage if you ask me. No need to replace him should Marvel bring the character back. But in the comics, Bill Foster eventually became the size-changing superhero Goliath. Could we see Fishburne suit up in