Terry Crews has now made it publicly known that he is willing to offer up his acting talents to play Super Hero, Luke Cage/PowerMan. In a recent interview with Collider.com, he says that he is willing to play the role and he is just waiting for Netflix to contact him regarding the role but hasn’t received any phone calls. In September 2013, he backed out the running for the role because he felt that he was fighting for a role that might never come to see the light of day. However, in November 2013, Netflix got the green light to begin production and released the official statement that they are moving forward with the development of Luke Cage along with an Iron Fist, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and defenders Mini-series.
Terry Crews would be the excellent pick for the part. Not only does he look the part but personality wise, he is a match for it. On screen, Crews has played a lot of those fun, over the top characters and while Luke does a serious and somber side at times, I think it’s safe to say that Crews and Luke share a lot of the same high energy and fun personality traits when it comes down to it. With the excellent job that Marvel has been doing with their productions in recent years, I’m excited to see what they can do to bring not only Luke but some of the “lesser” known heroes to the big screen. I don’t care who has to make the final call but someone please call Terry Crews and make this happen.