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Tarantino Could Have Done 'Green Lantern'

Possibly in another universe...

 

 I am a badass

 Green Lantern
Could you see Quentin Tarantino direct ' Green Lantern'? Apparently, Mr. Tarantino couldn't seeing as how he turned down the opportunity when he was offered the rights long before the script for the current film was written, according to an interview he did with MTV.

"I was offered the 'Green Lantern...Not since it's been a script, but just like, 'Hey we own the 'Green Lantern.' Would you like it?'"

Tarantino did talk, however, about how there was a time when in his 20's that all he wanted to see were Superhero films.

if I was in my 20s, this would be the genre I'd want to specialize in," he said. "But they weren't making them then, or at least not the right ones. But there also is an aspect where I've kind of outgrown that a little bit."

 Lady Shiva
While he would not necessarily want to direct a film centered around an already exisiting comic book character, Tarantino stated that superhero films are not completely out of the question...just not adaptations.

It wouldn’t be an existing comic book character. 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.

Thinking this over, I do not know if I could even see Tarantino behind a Green Lantern film. However, if DC ever wanted to do a Batgirl film revolving around Cassandra Cain and Lady Shiva; that is something I could definitely wrap my head around. Just look at how awesome Kill Bill is? What do you guys think?
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Posted by aboynamedart

I'm inclined to agree with his own assessment. Let him create something new - it might give us a solid R-rated superhero flick, which Watchmen failed to do.

Posted by FLStyle

I know Tarantino for taking normal, modern concepts and making them bad-ass, I can't see his skills having a positive effect on something that's set in stone like a DC character's story. Like he says, he needs to get his hands into something during the creation process/creating it himself.
 
Would I like to see him create his own comic universe and then make adaptations out of them? Absolutely.

Posted by afierce

I'm a major Tarantino fan, but I'm not sure if I could picture him doing a superhero film! Although, he has surprised me before.

Posted by Jamiracles

I think people tend to generalize what Tarantino is capable of.

Posted by dc-kid21

itd be awesome

Posted by Marshal Victory
@Jamiracles said:
"I think people tend to generalize what Tarantino is capable of. "

i agree .its type casting in a big way .
Posted by spider-pig23

Green Lantern is not nearly as violent as, for example, Kill Bill. I mean, Quentin Tarantino would basically turn Hal Jordan into a homicidal manic (Hal Jordan, welcome to Arkham Asylum), along with an ''R-rating.'' Many younger people are fans of Green Lantern, so a massive loss of money right there, and Hal Jordan (not to mention the other characters) would just not be the same. Tarantino is prone to direct excessively violent movies, so hiring him would basically be signing a contract to lose a massive franchise.

Posted by Bruce Vain

I could see him directing 100 Bullets more than anything. That's more up his alley.
Posted by burr787

I've never seen Pulp Fiction so I don't see anything special about him.

Posted by FLStyle
@burr787 said:
" I've never seen Pulp Fiction so I don't see anything special about him. "

Posted by burr787

uh... okay

Posted by Bruce Vain
@burr787 said:
"I've never seen Pulp Fiction so I don't see anything special about him. "

Check it out it's worth watching.
Posted by FLStyle
@burr787: If you had said you haven't seen any of his films, not just Pulp Fiction, I would've said fair enough. If you had said I've seen Kill Bill, Kill Bill Volume 2, Sin City, Reservoir Dogs and Inglorious Basterds, didn't like them and hadn't seen Pulp Fiction I would've said fair enough. But to give an opinion on him and his whole career because you haven't seen one of them is crazy.
Posted by goldenkey

I wouldn't want to see Tarantino do a comic movie unless it was more of street character.  Punisher, Daredevil, maybe even Wolverine, but I couldn't see him doing something like Superman or GL. 
Posted by MysterioMaximus

I think he's a good director, but I think he's very...well...overvalued. Most of what he does it just a blatant tribute or even satire of past masters instead of anything inherently original. It became cool for college kids to like Tarantino, but I don’t think most people understand that he’s really filling shoes more than making his own tracks.    

Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau
@Babs said:
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 Lady Shiva


Thinking this over, I do not know if I could even see Tarantino behind a Green Lantern film. However, if DC ever wanted to do a Batgirl film revolving around Cassandra Cain and Lady Shiva; that is something I could definitely wrap my head around. Just look at how awesome Kill Bill is? What do you guys think? "
That would be badass, provided they let him do his thing. If you think about it (and stretch it a bit), Kill Bill 1&2 could have very easily been a Lady Shiva story. Change Bill to David Cain, the Deadly Viper squad to the League of Assassins, Hattori Hanzo to Richard Dragon, and Phoebe to Cassandra Cain and your half way there.
Posted by dr.x

may be
Posted by MrCipher

So if he did direct the Green Lantern movie, would we have characters babbling on and on in meaningless, slick dialogue that never goes anywhere? And ridicullous melodrama to hide the fact that the story offered is poorly conceived? Oh yeah, and with loads and and loads of brutal, pointless violence simply thrown in for shock value? 
There we go that sums up every Tarantino movie ever made. Gee, sounds like a winner to me! (sarcasm is hard over the internet).
Posted by Darkchild

QT doing a Batgirl movie DEFINATELY GL movie hell no

Posted by Agent Buttons
I coudn't see QT directing a super hero movie. It just doesn't seem like his style...
Posted by mv

Heck no Kill bill wasn't as good as people think it was, thankfully he's not doing the movie.

Posted by Psychotime

Definatley not a mostly family friendly character like Green Lantern. Maybe a character that was popular in the Dark Ages would fit him better.

Posted by stelios
@goldenkey said:
"I wouldn't want to see Tarantino do a comic movie unless it was more of street character.  Punisher, Daredevil, maybe even Wolverine, but I couldn't see him doing something like Superman or GL.  "

Exactly!!! they should have gave him Punisher, that is his type of movie and type of character!!!
Posted by Satyrquaze

Question: Why is Quentin Tarantino peeing blood?

Posted by aboynamedart

Actually, let me revisit my earlier opinion. Maybe a QT adaptation of Brubaker's Catwoman run could work. Film Freak, anybody?

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

Not GL, something Vertigo, but not GL
Posted by Korg

I'm really glad this didn't happen. I don't think Tarantino has what it takes to make a movie like this work at all. Everything from the dialogue to the actual camera moves would just feel completely wrong.

Posted by Adam Michaels

Quentin said it best, he would want to create one. We have to appreciate the pressure these writers, actors, and directors have when they take on the job. We can look at Chris Nolan and Jon Favreau and see how great some of them responded to the pressure. But, even when they do an awful job, you still have to appreciate the pressure they were on.  
 
Quentin admitted that his most recent film, Inglorious Basterds, was influenced by Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos. 
Posted by solocup

I'm so glad he turned this down, he only made two good movies, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, the rest suck IMO...

Posted by The Psyentist

Um. I'm not too sure about this picture...it looks like he's bleeding from a vagina....

I just interpreted an otherwise bad@$$ picture as feminine sexuality. That shouldn't be able to happen. :/ I mean, sitting in a pool of blood. Awesome. Blood trickling from the stool that is being sat on...menstrual cycle.

Posted by Agent Buttons

>_<

Edited by jefprice

I'll be the hated on here,   Tarantino like Seth Green seems limited t creating films that are filty just to be filthy. I'm glad he's "outgrown" these so he can make more masterpieces like Kill Bill.

Posted by MysterioMaximus
@The Psyentist said:
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Um. I'm not too sure about this picture...it looks like he's bleeding from a vagina...." 
 
Classy!

Posted by Mbecks14

not sure i could see him doing Green Lantern. dont think a lady shiva film would be interesting at all...
 
maybe a Huntress or Black Canary film w/ a similar idea?

Posted by ChromeFamily

Give him the punisher! I can see a lot of potential there with Tarrentino
Posted by SuperXAsh

Green Lantern didn't have anything Asian or Kung-Fu in it, or Blaxploitation-related, so he'd be at a MAJOR loss. :P  
 
I could see him doing a Luke Cage movie, though it'd probably be more of a throwback to the zany "Powerman" days... though needlessly/ridiculously violent. Because I can't think of ANY Tarantino movie that isn't violent. I don't think the man is capable of making a NON-violent movie.
Posted by Dr. Detfink

Tarantino would do a WICKED Power Man and Iron Fist movie. I'd even trust him with a Daredevil movie. Green Lantern? Only if it starred Guy Gardner.

Posted by NightFang

Tarantino + Cassandra Cain and Lady Shiva = EPIC!!!!

Posted by rouju

It's the script what makes a movie good not the director (well, sometimes it does though)

Posted by robbert

I see green lantern as the next star wars for this generation so why have jorge lucas put green lantern in his mind. Jorge lucas would have the mythos an epic  masterpiece. Did anyone thought of that?
Posted by drawme

This would be awesome.

Posted by damswedon

i don't think Tarantino would write a good adaptation. he would more likely do a Rami and create his own character.
god i wish Rami would make one last Darkman film.

Posted by Lissbirds

I think he would've ruined GL if he directed.  It just would've been a mindless bloodfest.  A darker character, well, then, maybe.
Posted by MechaBuddha73

That would Rawk like nobodys Biz!!

Posted by Moomin123

If Tarantino did direct Green Lantern, then there'd probably be loads of blood in battle scenes. He'd be good for a film if the Red Lanterns were in it, it'd be Inglorious Basterds with power rings in it.
Posted by KJPPPimp

I definitely couldn't see him directing something as pg-13 as Green Lantern but I could totally see him doing an adaptation of something along the lines of Millar's work. A Wanted directed by him with supervillains instead of f@#kin' assassins would be magical.

Posted by Dane

I really like Tarantino but honestly keep him away from the comic book heroes.

Posted by Media_Master

Good thing he turned it down.

Posted by The Psyentist
@Satyrquaze said:
" Question: Why is Quentin Tarantino peeing blood? "

Well, your question was rather like my statement...only I think mine was worse...

"Um. I'm not too sure about this picture...it looks like he's bleeding from a vagina....
I just interpreted an otherwise bad@$$ picture as feminine sexuality. That shouldn't be able to happen. :/ I mean, sitting in a pool of blood. Awesome. Blood trickling from the stool that is being sat on...menstrual cycle."
Posted by skaarason

i would love to see him do invincible !!!!!

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