Marvel is going to invade Netflix and one of the shows they have planned will be all about Luke Cage. As exciting as that may be, we can't help but wonder who Marvel will cast as the durable dude. Many names jump to mind, but during an interview with Collider, the very awesome Terry Crews joked that hasn't received any calls, but he'd be all for the part!
"Anything can happen. All I know is scheduling and all that stuff—anything can happen. I’m open to all kinds of things, but who knows? Actually I took myself out of the Luke Cage running a while back, just because it was people trying to put people against each other. [It was] Idris vs. Michael Jai and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute, this is not even greenlit! Can we talk to Marvel? Why are you talking to me? Don’t put me against my homeboy for a movie that’s not existing.’ I said, ‘Take me out!’ I heard [it’s greenlit] but I haven’t gotten any calls. I’ve been hearing stuff like, ‘oh you’re too old,’ and I’m like, ‘Man do my workout 20 years ago and we’ll talk about who’s too old (laughs).’ Like I said, anything can happen, I never rule anything out. I’m game. There are no rules. What’s up, Marvel? I’m right here, baby. I ain’t goin nowhere. You know where I live!”
Luke Cage isn't the only character getting his own mini-series on Netflix, either. Marvel's also released plans for four other shows to hit Netflix (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, The Defenders). Needless to say, you should get a Netflix account if you don't already have one. Perhaps this is just Phase One of the Netflix invasion? Could we see Moon Knight and others down the road, too? It's purely speculation, but we can dream, right?
Crews most definitely has the physique and charisma for the part, so would you want him to be Marvel's live-action version of the hero for hire? Or do you have another actor in mind? Don't be shy, jump into the conversation below.