When it was announced that Marvel was putting a live-action Luke Cage series into development for Netflix, fans everywhere began compiling their dream casts for the project. But there may be no man in Hollywood better suited to play the mountainous Cage than Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews. And the good news is, Crews is completely on board to play the character. Unfortunately, no one at Marvel has gotten in touch with him about it, despite the enthusiasm.
“I heard [it’s greenlit] but I haven’t gotten any calls. I’ve been hearing stuff like, ‘oh you’re too old,’ and I’m like, ‘Man do my workout 20 years ago and we’ll talk about who’s too old (laughs),’” Crews said in an interview with Collider. “Like I said, anything can happen, I never rule anything out. I’m game. There are no rules. What’s up, Marvel? I’m right here, baby. I ain’t goin nowhere. You know where I live!”
He’s got the look, the chops, and the desire to play Cage, so this really seems like a no-brainer on the surface. And while Marvel hasn’t gotten in touch with him yet, the series won’t be hitting screens until 2015, so there is still plenty of time for the House of Ideas to fix that.
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