Iron Fist & Luke Cage in ‘Heroes for Hire’ Movie?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 18th, 2009 at 5:15 am,

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Ray Park and I at IESB’s Wrath of Con party

For those who don’t know, Heroes for Hire is a Marvel team-up comic that featured the characters of Luke Cage and Iron Fist. In the story, Heroes for Hire, Inc. was initially a small business owned by Cage and Rand in New York that worked as an investigation/protection service.

Since then, the series has taken on different rosters of characters but the original is what Park is referring to. I think a project like this would be a great idea and why not have another team-up film other than The Avengers? Introducing these characters here could help expand the roster for a future Avengers film as Captain America and Luke Cage are pretty good pals with their team-up in the massive Civil War storyline, and Iron Fist along with Cage have been key parts of the New Avengers.

Here’s a little bit about the two heroes:

  • Iron Fist is one of the greatest unarmed fighters in the world, having mastered many martial arts and their accompanying weapons. For his superhero ability, he possesses the power of the Iron Fist which allows him to control Chi energy, augmenting all of his natural abilities and making him unstoppable for a time but it cannot be used continuously. His big move involves channeling the Chi into his fist, wrapping it in energy so he can really lay down the pain. Iron Fist can also his his ability to heal himself and others.
  • Luke Cage on the other hand, possesses super-human strength and endurance. As a result of an experiment, his skin was enhanced to the point where it is almost unbreakable and he can be shot at without damage. Unfortunately for him, he can still feel the pain of all attacks on him and his internal structure is a fragile as any regular person.

Both characters are very cool and if this film helps make them known to the mainstream, it could help kickstart their involvement in future Marvel films or even their own solo films. I also expect that with Marvel Studios in creative control, we’d likely get some cool cameos from the other characters already being introduced in the upcoming movies.

Would you like to see Park as Danny Rand and how about a Heroes for Hire movie? Who should play Luke Cage?

Source: ComicsAlliance

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  1. personally, it would be great to see the film, but i think Tarantino should do the film and for heroes for hire, they should include misty knight into the fold. as for actors, after seeing different actors and how they are picked, as long as the cast knows and likes the comic, i have no care who is casted .

    • I think the plot should revolve around the main heroes being Misty Knight, Iron Fist and Luke Cage with The Hood and Paladin serving as the villains. I know in the comics he’s a hero but I think it makes more sense to have him as a bad guy in the film. Paladin just goes for who has the most money really.

      Also The Hood is someone I’d really like to see in the movies, he’s a crime boss and it makes sense since he’s not too powerful that the characters can’t fight him but he’s powerful enough to be a threat to them, ok sure not many people know who he is but come on how many non-marvel fans knew about Iron Monger, Mandarin, Loki or Whiplash before their respected films were announced?

  2. Idris Elba
    Jason Statham
    Danai Gurira
    Guy Ritchie

    Any questions?

  3. i think the elephant in the room here is park cannot act

  4. I’m looking forward to this, iron fist and luke cage are pretty top notch characters.

  5. YES. LUKE CAGE SHOULD have his own coming out party on the big screen first. Then at the end show a team up with Iron Fist and the New Avengers. I grew up with Luke Cage and if you saw a picture of me 6’3 300 lbs you would know. He was my first Black Marvel Superhero. I think Tyrese is too on the skinny side to play Luke.

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