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Submitted by Crazay 704d ago | interview

Terry Crews Says He’s “Game” to Lead Marvel’s Luke Cage Series


If you’re a Marvel fan, this is an exciting time. We’ve got Captain America: The Winter Solider about to hit theaters, Guardians of the Galaxy arriving this summer, and production about to begin in New York City on the first of five planned Netflix shows: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. In case you didn’t know, Marvel and Netflix have teamed up to produce 52 one-hour episodes based on the Marvel characters, encompassing the four individual series (13 episodes each) and one four to eight-episode mini-series (dubbed The Defenders) that teams up all of the aforementioned characters and revolves around their exploits in Hell’s Kitchen. The Cabin in the Woods co-writer/director Drew Goddard is spearheading Daredevil as the writer and director of that series, which is likely the first to go into production, and Melissa Rosenberg is shepherding Jessica Jones. Details on the other shows, though, are forthcoming. (Luke Cage, Terry Crews, VOD)

Crazay  +   705d ago
I like Terry Crews. I think he'd be awesome in that role.
NewMonday  +   704d ago
sorry but this guy just doesn't have the charisma to be a Movie lead, B-list is as good as it gets for him.

the Rock would be perfect

after that Idris Elba
SilentNegotiator  +   704d ago
Calls Terry Crews B-list.
Suggests Dwayne Johnson.

Many laughs.
Lord_Sloth  +   704d ago
Your post needs some thought behind it. Crews would make a great Cage!

That said I would push Michael Jai White more.
NewMonday  +   704d ago
sorry just cant take him seriously as leading actor

physically he fits the role, but he just doesn't have the screen presence.
wannabe gamer  +   704d ago
LOL no we do NOT need the rock in another movie
Yi-Long  +   704d ago
I love Terry Crews, but I think Michael Jai White should get the part. He's a fantastic Martial Artist, a decent/good actor in the 'stong dude' category, and has more than enough charisma to play lead man.

@NewMonday. The Rock would be ridiculous. I like him, but not as a possible Luke Cage.
beereal360  +   704d ago
Elba is already in the marvel universe in the Thor movies.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   704d ago
The Luke Cage I remember was not a martial arts guy but Michael Jai White is an excellent suggestion. I'm not opposed to Terry Crews either.
Hergula  +   705d ago
-Foxtrot  +   705d ago
DO IT Marvel...DO IT
maniacmayhem  +   704d ago
Sounds good to me. I wish DC would resurrect Young Justice, Green Lantern:TAS as Netflix exclusives.
Porcelain_Chicken  +   704d ago
Haha perfect! Kinda ashamed i didn't think of Terry as an option. He's definitely a fit look & acting-wise. The real question is, can he carry a franchise as a leading man?
SlyFamousthe3rd  +   704d ago
Luke Cage should be a white guy ;)
TheRealHeisenberg  +   704d ago
Lol, if Nick Fury can be black I guess anything is possible.
silvacrest  +   704d ago
the funny thing is, most people in their teens and 20s probably only know fury as being black
TheRealHeisenberg  +   704d ago
That may just be the case as some don't bother looking into the history of things.
xboxlj  +   704d ago
I honestly think the next Lex Luther should be a black guy.
Spiewie  +   704d ago
Terry Crews is awesome in every role and god bless them old spice ads hahaha.
KwietStorm  +   704d ago
Lol dude is crazy as hell
blue_flowers  +   704d ago
no thank you. just because he's a black actor that people know doesn't mean he fits the role of luke cage. find me a younger black actor, one who is better looking and i'snt well known. i imagine marvel didn't just pick any old white guy to play tony stark when they choose robert downey jr, so please treat other characters with the same esteem, and get someone who fits the role rather than the color.
KwietStorm  +   704d ago
Lmao I can't believe how ignorant that sounds.
blue_flowers  +   703d ago
so your telling me Terry Crews is as attractive and holds the same sex appeal as Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, or Chris Evans? i think Marvel needs to pick a black actor on par with the white actors they've chosen to lead other Marvel films. Terry Crews is a lazy and albeit not even good choice for a lead actor of any major franchise. Luke Cage needs to have a younger, more attractive black actor that is on par with the rest of Marvels lead actors. im pretty sure Marvel could find black actors in Hollywood that have the same sex appeal as actor/model Tyrese Gibson. whats ignorant about my statement? im asking for racial parity when it comes to casting black lead actors in major films.
KwietStorm  +   703d ago
I have no idea attractive he is or how much sex appeal he has. I'm a man. It's not my concern. But you basically went on a rant, saying they just picked him because he's black and he has a name, just because you don't agree with it, as if Marvel has a reputation for just picking someone because of the color of their skin. And why would you mention Robert Downey Jr and them? This isn't the Avengers, it's not a billion dollar franchise. It's just a series on Netflix. Tyrese Gibson? What??
SilentNegotiator  +   704d ago
Isn't Luke Cage typically portrayed as younger? (I am asking, BTW...IDK much about the character)

I mean, I'd kill to have a body like that at any age, but still.
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gigoran  +   698d ago
Seeing as they don't mind changing the ethnicity of The Human Torch, how about we get Matt Damon to play Luke Cage. Why not? Everything seems to think it's ok for Johnny Storm. Oh, but it's not ok in this situation? Pfft... double standards.

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