Blog: In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night, DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH, MOTHERF*CKER?

I came across something interesting as I was traversing my way across the web.

Apparently, Quentin Tarantino was once offered to direct the Green Lantern film.

So why didn't he do it?
Tarantino said that if he was to make a superhero movie, it wouldn't be based upon an already existing comic-book character. More specifically, he stated "I'm a writer. I'd want to use my imagination and not have to fight with geeks' memories of how this character should be and, 'Oh, I cast an actor as opposed to a bodybuilder' or it's not as good as the way [DC Comics artist] Neal Adams drew him.' If I were to do something like that, I would want the fun of coming up with the superhero myself."

As awesome as it would have been seeing Hal Jordan conjuring up giant hypodermic needles and chainsaws, Tarantino has a point. It would be so much better having his unique mind conjuring up a superhero of his own creation rather than be restrained by an already established hero. But if we were to see Tarantino make a film about an already-established comic book character, I think this would be the perfect choice for him.

Funny that I think Tarantino would be perfect for directing
a film about Ryan Reynolds' OTHER comic book role

If you are unfamiliar with this guy, his name is Deadpool. He is a horribly disfigured, mentally unstable mercenary for hire with an encyclopedic array of pop culture references and a healing power so powerful he can survive decapitation (provided you attach his head back to his body).

Does he sound perfect for a Tarantino movie or not?

But he does have his own tragic backstory, as he was diagnosed with cancer, and in order to combat it, signed up for the Weapon X program (yes, the same one Wolverine signed on for), and was given the same healing as Wolverine's in order to combat the cancer, but the side-effects included being horribly disfigured and losing his sanity.

The great thing about Deadpool is, unlike all the other superheroes, he doesn't defeat the enemies due to a magical ring, superpowers or knives coming out of his hands, he is just a regular dude (minus the super healing) who has gone through many many years of perilous training, and as a result, is now a master marksman, an expert swordfighter and is efficient in wielding any weapon. As seen in Kill Bill, Tarantino can direct masterful sword fights, and is just as good with characters shooting their guns, so there's another plus.

But what do you think? Do you sadden at the missed opportunity of a Tarantino Green Lantern? Do you agree with Tarantino's response? Do you have a better superhero for him to do? Sound off below

And before you give the Green Lantern film a kicking, yes, Tarantino's version of Green Lantern would have been infinitely better than what we got, but be thankful we didn't get the Jack Black starring Green lantern film.


Tom_Film_Master said…
this is an interesting character and post. Nice work!
Jesse P said…
Interesting, I read about this some time ago. I could only Dream of Tarantino doing something like this... But who knows? He could screw it up even worse.

Nice Post
Matt Stewart said…
Meh, even Tarantino could not save an already crappy comic book film.

Welcome to LAMB bud!
Anonymous said…
I wouldn't mind Tarantino doing a superhero movie, would be interesting what he would come up with and how many conversations about trivial things the characters would have ;) Obviously it would be awesome.
Myerla said…
Well. I bet it would have made for a much better film. Tarantino is right. I would rather let him let his imgination loose, allowing him to write his own story.
James Rodrigues said…
@Tom_Film_Master cheers man

@Jesse P True, he could've ended up making the film worse than what we got, but I would've given him the chance

@Matt S cheers man It would obviously be awesome

@Myerla to be honest, we kind of did get a superhero from him, in the form of The Bride