Luke Cage Movie Happening Sooner Than Expected?

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After Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor, what other heroes will Marvel adapt into solo character feature films? There’s been a lot of talk over the last few years , especially in recent months, that Marvel wishes to develop lower budget movies for their lesser known heroes.

Names such as Black Panther, Iron Fist, Dr. Strange and Luke Cage seem to pop up most frequently and from we keep hearing, folks at Marvel are keen on giving each their chance in the spotlight and one might be happening sooner than expected. Hero Complex is reporting that Marvel Studios is in early talks with a “notable Hollywood star” about the character Luke Cage and his film potential.

The discussions are described as very preliminary and no name was given, but we know that Tyrese Gibson has been associated with the part for years.

It’s possible that if we see Luke Cage get his big screen introduction, he may not be alone. Last summer we heard from actor Ray Park (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) about the possibility of a Heroes for Hire movie which would feature both Iron Fist and Luke Cage. It’s a neat idea to introduce two Marvel characters at once and Park’s hope was that he could play Danny Rand/Iron Fist, a role he was attached to a decade ago, back when Artisan Entertainment had the rights to the character (Marvel Studios has the rights now).

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Iron Fist and Luke Cage are Heroes for Hire

Both characters are highly deserving of a feature film and I’m excited at the potential of them joining the Marvel movie universe. With Marvel Studios’ franchise set to introduce Thor and Captain America to the world next summer, introducing Luke Cage can allow for characters like him to be featured in sequels to The Avengers when they inevitably expand the roster down the road.

What do you think?

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Source: Hero Complex

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  1. luke cage/ironfist should be the next marvel movie following the avengers and thor 2

    • I know the perfect person for Luke Cage. TERRY CREWS!

  2. Michael Jai White from Black Dynamite for Luke Cage.

    • I agree that Michael Jail White would be perfect as Luke Cage. Michael Clarke Duncan,Terry Crews, Idris Elba, And Maybe Ving Rhames also. But with MJW has achieved the highsest level of black belt in at 6+ areas of the martial arts. So along with intense acting ability, and physique …. The Bruthas just too perfect for the role. If you’ve ever seen his movie Spawn,Undisputed II,And especially Blood And Bone ….. you’ll know what I mean.

      • Id rather see Micheal jai white as black panther. Ving rhames and terry could be luke because of there build,luke cage is a hard hitter not really a martial artist

  3. I’ve gotta say that Michael Jai White wou;d be better suited for the role of Black Panther. i think Terry Crews would be a better fit. Ving Rhames is a lil too old for this role

  4. I know all the marvel movies coming out. THE WOLVERINE IN 2013, IRON MAN 3 IN 2013, THOR: DARK WORLD IN 2013, CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER IN 2014 ANT-MAN IN 2015, AVENGERS 2 IN 2015, AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 IN 2015, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY IN 2014, HULK 3 IN 2015 (HULK 3 IS A MAYBE)

  5. My vote goes for Isaiah Mustafa. He would be absolutely perfect in this role.

  6. Terry Crews All the way baby!

  7. Well if you know your comics. Luke Cage was a very good street fighter and has very a solid martial arts back ground as well. I think Michael Jai White be perfect but is he tall enough. Luke Cage is very big man and that issue might cause difficulty in playing the role. That’s where Terry Crews in. Tyrese should go for the Black Panther role. Don’t forget Rampage Jackson as well.

  8. and 3 years later……crickets

  9. It matter who plays Luke Cage, I hope make the movie very soon.

  10. Dwayne Johnson will be suited for the role because he worked out even more than the other potential actors.

  11. Terry crews is the only one I see playing Luke cage. Terry & Ray Park could do one hell of a job if the right director is hired.

  12. The more I watch Agents of Shield, the more I wonder how Henry Simmons was not cast as Luke Cage before ever being on the show. He IS Luke Cage…too late now I guess