12 Directors You Didn't Know Almost Made Comic Book Movies

1. Quentin Tarantino - Iron Man, Luke Cage & Silver Surfer

Quentin Tarantino Silver Surfer
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In fairness, Quentin Tarantino has been offered and flirted with a lot of high-profile projects over the years, such as James Bond and Friday the 13th, but never quite managed to commit to any of them.

Still, it's pretty surprising to consider that Q.T. was in consideration to direct a lower-budget version of Iron Man in the late 1990s, a practically inconceivable notion looking at the extremely family-friendly (not to mention expensive) state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe nowadays.

At an unspecified time in his career, he also considered making a Luke Cage movie as he has been a fan of the character since childhood, and even wrote a Silver Surfer script in the mid-1990s. Of course, none of it ever came to fruition, and given how selective the legendary filmmaker is, it's extremely unlikely he'll ever make a comic book movie.

Would It Have Worked?: Do you even need to ask? Almost certainly, assuming a studio would give him appropriate creative control.

Which of these movies would you most liked to have seen happen? Shout it out in the comments!

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