Terry Crews is still very keen to play Luke Cage. Can Marvel and Netflix actually make it so?
Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews has never made it secret that he’d L.O.V.E. to portray Luke Cage onscreen -- quite the opposite. And in a very recent interview with IGN, the Expendables 3 star reiterated his wish to play Marvel’s badass African-American superhero, mentioning his love for the genre and admitting that he has a hard time picking a favorite.
Here’s what Crews had to say:
“I would love to do Luke Cage. I heard they finally green-lit that whole thing and I would love to do something like that.”
“I have so many. I have to go back to Luke Cage just because he was our Superman. There were no African-American superheroes out there. He was the first. He was the man. He was the one. The only example we could look at.”
“I remember then seeing Falcon and a couple of others. Even in the D.C. Universe there was Cyborg. But Luke Cage was the original one where you said ‘This is me. This is my guy. This is the character.’ So he’s the equivalent to Superman for me. But I have plenty. Second to Luke Cage would probably be The Hulk. The Hulk was amazing.”
With Marvel and Netflix currently hard at work on that Luke Cage series, and with no cast announcements made as yet (plus, with filming on Daredevil with Charlie Cox as the Man Without Fear now in full swing, announcements should come any day now, right? Any. Day. Now.), can we cross our fingers that Crews will have an actual shot at playing Luke Cage? After all, dude would be absolutely perfect for the role.
What do you guys think?