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Terry Crews Says He’s “Game” to Play Marvel’s Luke Cage


Marvel Studios is currently on top of the world when it comes to movies.  Breaking box office records, giving fans what they want, and surprising us time after time, Marvel really doesn’t have much to lose at this point in time.  So why not branch out to TV?  Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. took that idea, premiering back in September.  And now, it looks like Marvel Studios is expanding its television work even further.

For those of you who aren’t up to date on everything Marvel, back in November, it was announced that Marvel would be teaming up with Netflix starting in 2015.  This duo is set to spawn 60-hours worth of new Marvel Cinematic Universe adventures, featuring four Marvel characters; Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones.  Each character will get their own 13-episode series, followed by an accumulation of the characters in an 8-episode mini-series under the name “The Defenders”.


Set to begin in 2015, Daredevil will be the first of the series to be released, with Drew Goddard as show runner. with the others following soon after.  The entire set of shows will cost $200 million to produce, and will indeed be a part of the same Cinematic Universe that includes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, etc.

So with all of this TV magic coming together in just over a year, it’s only natural that fans want to hear some casting info.  Now, we learn that the ever-awesome Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) is “game” to play Luke Cage, the African-American hero with incredible super strength.  In a recent interview with Collider, here’s what Crews had to say about the possibility of taking on the role of Cage:

“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). 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! (laughs)”


Too old? Let us not forget that Crews is 45 years old,  while Robert Downey Jr. will be 50 once Avengers: Age of Ultron is released and Mark Ruffalo will be 47.  Obviously Luke Cage is a character that will require more physical work and stunts, but then again, have you seen Crews?

I would definitely be excited if this ends up happening.  What do you guys think about Terry Crews as a possible Luke Cage?

Written by Josh Sazin on 3/10/14, with a link to Collider


3 comments on “Terry Crews Says He’s “Game” to Play Marvel’s Luke Cage

  1. Flashback/Backslide
    March 10, 2014

    This is the first I’m hearing of the Marvel-Netflix partnership and it sounds like a genius move for both sides. I’d love to see Terry Crews in any role, although I’m not familiar with this character. Great post!

    • jsazin
      March 13, 2014

      Hey thanks! Yes, Marvel announced back in November that it would be teaming up with Netflix. They will be 4 releasing Netflix-only series, featuring one character per series (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist & Jessica Jones) and then the four will come together for a miniseries called The Defenders (kinda like Avengers). Luke Cage/Power Man is known for his super-strength and sometimes rage, Terry Crews has been a fan favorite pick for a few years now. So hopefully it works out! 🙂
      And yes, these shows will coincide with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor) so cross-overs are definitely possible.

  2. Xavier
    April 5, 2014

    Terry crews will make a perfect Luke Cage as in agent for S.H.I.E.L.D and an superhero for the Avengers. So I will like to see terry crews in the 2015 Avenger Age Of Ultron

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