Watch the Luke Cage Trailer Starring The Old Spice Guy, Isaiah Mustafa

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Posted by No_name_here (1247 posts) - - Show Bio

Suave. Confident. Pleasantly odored. You’ll have to add persistent to the list of adjectives you can use to describe Isaiah Mustafa, the Old Spice Guy. The dude really wants to play Luke Cage, so what’s he going to do? Instead of sitting on his duff and waiting for the project to happen, he already went ahead and shot a trailer for a LUKE CAGE movie… starring himself.

The clip's got the same city backdrops and general mis en scene from the photo shoot Mustafa did about a year ago to make his interest perfectly clear. Either the crew had some serious attention to detail, or maybe this was actually produced at the same time as the photos and it’s only now been made public.

Sweet Christmas this!
Sweet Christmas this!

Mustafa’s said that he’s met with Marvel about the notion. A few months back, he even played Luke Cage in one of's WHAT THE--?! videos. Seeing as how this is an officially sanctioned, licensed and produced video, I think it proof of at least some mutual interest... so maybe this whole crazy idea isn’t totally out of the question.

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But enough talk! More action! Enjoy the video below. I’m not even that big a Cage fan but, after watching this, I’m a believer. Dude punches through a wall to get at some goons! If you agree that Mustafa’s the living embodiment of the Hero for Hire, then you ought to go “like” the dude’s petition page at Facebook.

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#1 Posted by fitchy101 (210 posts) - - Show Bio


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#2 Posted by thabigred (46 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they should have a white guy be Luke Cage. ;)

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#3 Posted by StarKiller809 (1727 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that he would be really good. I hope Marvel will watch this and cast him.
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#4 Posted by gmanfromheck (42501 posts) - - Show Bio

@fitchy101: You mean "Sweet CHRISTMAS"

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#5 Posted by Bestostero (5782 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't see it. 
I think he's hilarious in the old spice commercials, but I don't think he's a good fit for Luke Cage.

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#6 Posted by kittenpride (126 posts) - - Show Bio

It looks like a Tv series trailer...

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#7 Posted by GL 2411 (134 posts) - - Show Bio

 I like him better as the Black Panther, but he would make a good Luke Cage.
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#8 Posted by nyo (54 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, Isaiah is such a cool guy ^_^ 

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#9 Posted by Crimson Eagle (1990 posts) - - Show Bio

I imagined Luke Cage to be more brolic.

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#10 Posted by hrdwrkngXsoldier (405 posts) - - Show Bio

Power man in any incarnation woudl be awesome.  I would love to see a Iron fist/Luke cage film set in the 70's and have a Dolemyte or I'm gonna get you sukka feel to it. 
I know the character has come a long long way from those days.  I just think it would make a good and entertainging film....much better than Green hornet or the Spirit for sure.    
Sadly, I say sounds lame, but if Quentin Terrintino and robert Rodrigez made it...people would eat it up.

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#11 Posted by Chesapeake (2330 posts) - - Show Bio

Is that for NBC or ABC. I think it will fit well after the office or CSI.
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#12 Posted by TDK_1997 (17625 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think a Luke Cage movie will be very good.Luke is one of my favorite charcters but his film won't do much
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#13 Edited by turoksonofstone (14748 posts) - - Show Bio

Hope this happens. He looks the part and I love his acting style but  isn't he American? Shouldn't there be a white actor from the UK who can bring more to this part? lol. just kidding. 

@GL 2411


 I like him better as the Black Panther, but he would make a good Luke Cage.

I'd like an AFRICAN actor to play T'challa. 
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#14 Posted by fitchy101 (210 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man: Can't believe I missed that oppurtunity >.<
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#15 Posted by nobodythere (88 posts) - - Show Bio

He really does fit the bill, loved the eye effects as he was breathing. Brilliant. Hope he stirs the pot and makes enough noise for Marvel to hear him, would be fun to see a Luke Cage movie.

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#16 Posted by GalactaSurfer (465 posts) - - Show Bio
@thabigred said:
I think they should have a white guy be Luke Cage. ;)

How about an Asian?
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#17 Posted by Green Skin (2943 posts) - - Show Bio

Too scrawny.  He'd need to pack on some muscle to play Luke Cage.

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#18 Posted by Godzigla (1 posts) - - Show Bio
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#19 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2135 posts) - - Show Bio

Mustafa needs to buff up a bit 
just Sayin'
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#20 Posted by Blood1991 (8115 posts) - - Show Bio

Instead of a Luke Cage movie they should make a heroes for hire movie starring him and Iron Fist plus add cages wifey and Misty Knight :D
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#21 Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio
@thabigred said:
I think they should have a white guy be Luke Cage. ;)
That's racist.
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#22 Posted by tjx_penn (38 posts) - - Show Bio
@fitchy101: christmas
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#23 Edited by buttersdaman000 (19191 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Luke Cage would work better as a tv series first. Maybe a heroes for hire tv show with Iron Fist??
A super powered buddy detective/bounty hunter show. Now that's awesome!
Daredevil could cameo in it a couple times too!

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#24 Posted by thabigred (46 posts) - - Show Bio
@Babs said:
@thabigred said:
I think they should have a white guy be Luke Cage. ;)
That's racist.
I was clearly trolling, I thought it would be funny for all the people upset over black guy in Thor. 
Race bending OH NO!
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#25 Posted by Mercy_ (94657 posts) - - Show Bio

ROFLMAO @ the BRB part. That was pure win. 

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#26 Posted by Mercy_ (94657 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, can he PLEEASE be Luke Cage. He's perfect. 

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#27 Posted by Ahmed Sherif (283 posts) - - Show Bio

the guy already made a joke of himself, how can marvel studious take him seriously?
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#28 Posted by JonesDeini (3874 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm down with this. 

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#29 Posted by Loki9876 (3366 posts) - - Show Bio

i posted this yesterday

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#30 Edited by Jordanstine (943 posts) - - Show Bio

He should be... The BLUE MARVEL!
One of the better origin stories to boot, plus he looks cool.
If an unknown like Hancock did well, then Blue Marvel should follow easy.

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#31 Posted by Roninidas (396 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it could work.  I say give him a shot.
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#32 Posted by darkcloakx (788 posts) - - Show Bio

he might work as luke cage. 

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#33 Posted by Vortex13 (12140 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chesapeake said:
Is that for NBC or ABC. I think it will fit well after the office or CSI.
It isn't a real trailer the actor made it himself, it isn't going to be a real t.v. show. At least not yet.
Luke Cage is one of my favorite characters I don't really care who plays him as long as it's done right.
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#34 Posted by SevanGrim (2192 posts) - - Show Bio

id watch it.

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#35 Posted by lvenger (31513 posts) - - Show Bio

That is actually an awesome idea. He looks the part, sounds the part and with a bit of extra training he could be Luke Cage! Make this happen Marvel!

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#36 Posted by Duo_forbidden (1815 posts) - - Show Bio

That man wants the job. Personally, I think he should play Luke Cage or Terry Crews should.

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#37 Posted by ARMIV (3927 posts) - - Show Bio

Not bad looking! Though I must admit, it's a little weird seeing a Luke Cage incarnation where he isn't really, really big.

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#38 Posted by TheThe (1845 posts) - - Show Bio

I think his face is too "nice" for Luke Cage.But after watching this,it could work. 
And A Storm SOLO MOVIE ! 
And A Warren Worthington Solo Movie !

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#39 Posted by fesak (8619 posts) - - Show Bio

Old. Someone already posted it a couple of days ago.

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#40 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45756 posts) - - Show Bio
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#41 Posted by jazzblade (65 posts) - - Show Bio

i could see him in that role..

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#42 Posted by MistahSmiley (2 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually like the thought of Idris Elba as Luke Cage but maybe this guy could be Black Panther

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#43 Posted by Nemesis_ndileo123 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Cage needs to hit the big screen soon love him in thunderbolts

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#44 Posted by PrinceIMC (5506 posts) - - Show Bio

If they made a Luke Cage TV show yeah, but not really a movie. He was okay on Chuck but not enough to carry a movie I think.

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#45 Posted by seanboir83 (8 posts) - - Show Bio
@MistahSmiley: That's exactly what i thought! lol... I couldn't help but imagine Elba as the Character when i read the Azzarello Cage book.
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#46 Posted by SpidermanWins (4142 posts) - - Show Bio

He Would be an AWESOME LUKE CAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#47 Posted by leejunfan83 (123 posts) - - Show Bio
@Babs: that's not racist that's preposterous but Mustafa is a little to clean cut for Luke though Michael Jai white would be a better choice or like previously stated Terry Crews 
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#48 Edited by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

omigod that trailer was AWESOME!!!!!!

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#49 Posted by Justize (346 posts) - - Show Bio
@thabigred: wow, racist much?
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#50 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio


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