If there's one character Marvel Comics has worked to push beyond his unfortunate blaxploitation origins in the '70s, it's former Power Man Luke Cage. Though his comics career began in relative earnest, creators typically depicted Cage talking his share of stereotypical jive and fighting minor villains, resulting in decades of climbing from D-lister to eventual A-lister under writers like Brian Michael Bendis
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Though they most likely won't star in an Avengers film in the immediate future, a handful of your favorite costumed crimefighters will star in weekly origin one-shots starting this November. Four of Marvel's mightiest heroes will get the
America's favorite pitch man has a new product to sell Marvel: himself. Best known for his charismatic performances as "the Old Spice guy," Isaiah Mustafa wants the House of Ideas to agree that should it seriously develop a film based on Luke Cage, he is the perfect man to step into the role. To what we presume is that end, Mustafa created a
Since the rise of Brian Michael Bendis at Marvel, Luke Cage has enjoyed unforeseen levels of visibility, having joined and briefly led the Avengers and played a lynchpin role in the Marvel Universe at large. This
According to DigitalSpy, rumors are once again swirling that in the wake of another successful "Iron Man" picture, Marvel studios is moving forward with plans for a Luke Cage movie:
It's not exactly a new rumor -- there's been speculation for years that Marvel's been wanting to do a "Cage" movie, to the point where musician/actor/comics fan Tyrese Gibson was reportedly attached to star -- but with the character's continued rise in prominence in the Marvel Universe that includes being a core member of the Avengers (a franchise we already know Hollywood wants to take advantage of), the timing couldn't be better.
If there is a movie, I imagine it'll be similar to the more modern, Azzarello/Bendis take on the character, but while I know the chances of it actually happenin