Idris Elba interested in LUKE CAGE role?
Last summer we reported about a possible Luke Cage movie. According to Super Hero Hype, Idris Elba announced at the Thor press conference the he is interested in playing the role of Power Man. When Elba was asked if there were any other Marvel Universe characters he would like to play, he responded by saying, "I'd like a stab at Luke Cage."
Elba is best known for his role on The Wire. Recently we reported that Isaiah Mustafa expressed his interest in the role. There are a number of actors that are being considered, including Tyrese Gibson and Jamie Foxx. There could be more than one version of the Cage character on the way. Aside from the possible film, a TV series has gone into development. The series is an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' series Alias (AKA Jessica Jones). The comic version featured Cage as a recurring character and ultimately the husband of the lead.
Jaimie Alexander, (who plays Sif) also announced who she'd like to play in the Marvel universe by saying, "X-23!"Unfortunately, an X-23 is not in the works and if it were, 20th Century Fox would own the rights and not Marvel. At least we know that Alexander has done her comic homework.
Thor arrives in theaters this Friday, May 6th in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.