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Because 'Terry Crews is not techinically opposed to playing Luke Cage in Marvel's movieverse' doesn't make as strong a headline.
Chris Rock's dad Terry Crews has had a pretty illustrious career as the spokesman for Old Spice, but we all know that no one is anyone until they've been cast as a superhero in a Marvel Movie. That's why comics fans have been clamoring for Crews to play Luke Cage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for some time now. After all, he's be perfect for the role, being both bald and black. But despite fandom's somewhat racist and definitely foliclist dream casting, Crews has denied all rumors... until now!
In an interview with Collider about Tyler Perry Presents: Tyler Perry in Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club, Crews dropped a bombshell about the possibility of playing Cage in Marvel's upcoming Netflix show: "Anything can happen."
Anything can happen, guys! Holy shit! Quick, get a headline up on every major comics news site! Oh wait, that's already happened.
Crews also said he's "game" to play Cage, if Marvel is interested. I wouldn't get too excited, though, personally. Crews is 45 years old, and a Cage series is likely going to be an origin story. Crews might work in a role as a father figure to Cage, but the actor who lands the lead role is likely to be a bit younger. Hey, anyone know what Tyler James Williams would look like without hair?
Written or Contributed by Jude Terror
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