3. Paired Up With Iron Fist Because They Were Both Unpopular.
Today, Luke Cage and Iron Fist might be a standout amongst the most famous teams in comics. However, the main reason these two characters were ever teamed up was because nobody truly purchased their books. Iron Fist’s solo performance comic book title was crossed out in 1977 because of low sales. However Marvel didn’t want to give up the character. Therefore, that same year, Fist was paired with Cage, whose own comic wasn’t precisely a money dairy for the publisher.
Together, the pair saw regeneration, as Cage’s solo comic book title was renamed Power Man and Iron Fist. It began with issue #50 and sales went up. Independently, Fist and Cage weren’t money-makers, yet together, their book kept going on for about over a decade with the finale being #125 in 1986.
4. Quentin Tarantino Wanted To Make A Luke Cage Film In The 1990s.
Quentin Tarantino isn’t the sort of director to adapt another person’s story very often. However, he practically made an exemption in the 1990s, when he entertained the idea of bringing Luke Cage to the extra large screen. Cage is clearly a most loved of Tarantino’s from his adolescence, and after 1992’s Reservoir Dogs he quickly considered going to Marvel with his idea for the character. However, later on, Tarantino said it was really his comic book fan buddies that killed the idea. He said;
“In the case of Luke Cage, it was my comic geek friends that almost talked me out of it, because I thought Larry Fishburne back in the day would’ve been a great Luke Cage, and they were talking about Wesley Snipes. And I could see them both, but it was like ‘I think Fish would be better.’ And they go ‘Yeah … he could work out and everything, but he doesn’t have the bod that Wesley Snipes has, and Luke Cage needs to have the bod.’
“And I literally was so turned off that that would be their both starting and ending point, that it literally put it in my head that, if I do a comic book movie, it should be an original character. It should be something I create rather than try to fit in.”
Despite the fact that the possibility of a Tarantino-directed Luke Cage film is charming, film fans can’t argue with the task that he really chose to run with next which was; 1994’s Pulp Fiction.