Movie News: Idris Elba Held LUKE CAGE Talks

Written by Andrew Pollard Thursday, 21 November 2013

Movie News

Luke Cage is set to get his own 13-episode series on Netflix at some point in the future as part of Marvel's agreement with the service. Before that, though, there have been calls for a Luke Cage movie for years. Well, speaking to The Huffington Post, Idris Elba has revealed that he actually held talks for the role at one point.

When asked on whether he'd like to play a superhero, the LUTHER star revealed, "For Halloween, I wore Superman. And I was, like, 'I don't mind this cape being behind me.' But, no, other than that, I don't really have any superheroes that I like. There was talk about Luke Cage at one time -- I thought Luke Cage was a pretty interesting character. They were going to do it, but I don't know what happened..."

When it was mentioned to Elba that the Cage character is to get his own series, he simply said, "That's right, yeah."

Could it be possible for the actor to star as Powerman in the upcoming show? It wouldn't be entirely out of the question, but I wouldn't expect it to happen. Elba's already made quite a name for himself in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having played Heimdall in THOR and THOR: THE DARK WORLD, not to mention appearing in 20th Century Fox's GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE. The actor has also had large roles in the likes of PROMETHEUS and PACIFIC RIM.

Share your comments below or on Twitter @STARBURST_MAG

Find your local Starburst Magazine stockist HERE, or buy direct from us HERE. Our issues are also available as iPad editions, and can be downloaded via Apple HERE.

CLICK SPIDEY FOR OUR LATEST ISSUE!


Suggested Articles:
This past weekend brought some good and bad news for those eager to see Jason Momoa’s Aquaman fly
Following the film being announced earlier this year, Legendary Entertainment’s Detective Pikachu
He may have been deprived of going full-on Two Face back in the day, but Billy Dee Williams is to fi
New sci-fi thriller Solis has begun shooting for four weeks at Yorkshire’s GSP Studios. Directed
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner

      
      
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144