Quentin Tarantino Wishes ‘Luke Cage’ Was Set In The 70s

The long-awaited Luke Cage dropped on Netflix yesterday, and people are already raving about it. However, Quentin Tarantino isn’t on board the hype train. He sat down and spoke with Yahoo to explain himself:

“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.”

“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.”


There are those who might agree with Tarantino, however a 70s-set series would not have fit into the Netflix neighborhood of the MCU. While there have been the likes of the Agent Carter series on ABC, that utilized the aspect of the universe in which S.H.I.E.L.D. was formed and what it was like pre-Avengers, Luke Cage has already been cast among those in the Defenders, so it wouldn’t make sense to have a hero from the 70s join the likes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist. Plus before this series even came out it was revealed that it would touch on racial controversies that are very prevalent today. While they were very prevalent back then, it just seems to make more sense to have his character re-imagined  a bit in the present.

What do you guys think? Do you agree that the show should’ve been set in the 70s? Or do you approve of the way it has been done? Let us know in the comments as well as on our Twitter and Instagram!

Source: Heroic Hollywood