Terry Crews Still Pursuing Luke Cage Role In Marvel/Netflix Series
Terry Crews says he is still waiting for a call from Marvel over the possibility of playing the Hero for Hire, Luke Cage in the character's planned Netflix TV show. In an interview with Digital Spy (seen above) Crews said that he would be "privileged and honored" to play the Harlem-based brawler.
Crews is known to be a big fan of the Luke Cage story, and when rumors of a dedicated TV show emerged he admitted that he found all the fan hype a bit hard to handle. Crews' name was regularly being pitted against the likes of Idris Elba and Michael Jai, but the Expendables 3 man wasn't ready to get his hopes up until the show got the green light. However, now a deal has been agreed with Netflix, Crews is struggling to hide his excitement over the potential of playing a character who is dear to his heart.
"He was our Superman," said Crews in an interview with IGN. "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."
It's hard not to like the idea of Crews playing a character like Cage. But even the man himself said that there are still a number of obstacles to overcome if he is to get his way. "I'm waiting for a call from Marvel. I mean, I haven't heard anything, but if I could and it worked into the schedule and legally if it could work out - because i'm booked for a while - but I have to say, that is something I would be privileged and honored to do."