Quentin Tarantino Was Offered 'Green Lantern' and Other Hot Hollywood Movies After 'Grindhouse' Flopped

Quentin Tarantino Was Offered 'Green Lantern' and Other Hot Hollywood Movies After 'Grindhouse' Flopped

Nov 16, 2012

Yesterday, we shared a few of the highlights from Quentin Tarantino's Playboy interview, in which the Django Unchained director chatted about other actors he considered for his upcoming Western satire, the end of his career, and more. A new piece of the interview came to light and caught our attention. It also has us counting our blessings and considering the possibilities. When Playboy asked the fidgety filmmaker about being offered the chance to create superhero movies, he had some interesting things to say:

"They did get in touch with me in the very early, early, early, early stages of Green Lantern, and a couple of other things. They’ve learned. I actually got things unmade because I showed a little interest in them, but never quite go all the way, and they don’t want to move on. I did that with The Man from UNCLE every time somebody new got the rights. They’ve probably learned not to call me, they know I write my own shit."
 
We're having a hard time wrapping our minds around the idea of QT doing a superhero film, and he was too — but he considered it for a hot minute:
 
"After Grindhouse flopped, I actually started getting like aggressive offers for some big Hollywood hot project movies. And I felt like, I see where they’re coming from. They’re thinking I’m a little insecure right now and that I’m going to want to get back on the horse right away, in a solid situation. And I was a little insecure, but I didn’t quite bite. That Friday before Inglourious Basterds opened, I remember being so glad I had stuck to my guns."
 
Keep on keeping on QT. We'll mourn your loss after film number 10, but some plucky, young thing will hopefully have come along by then to carry the torch. You can read the entire Playboy interview here.

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