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).
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.
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Source: Hero Complex