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Derek Luke will be a Howling Commando in Captain America

Mar. 14, 2011by: Paul Tassi

CAPTAIN AMERICA has a pretty big ensemble cast at this point, and we know most of who will be playing who (whom?), but now add one more role that is no longer a question mark.

ANTOINE FISHER's Derek Luke has been cast in an unspecified role for a while now, but according to BlackFilm.com, it's now specified. Luke will be playing Gabe Jones, a member of the elite Howling Commandos unit.

"As the first African-American to serve in an integrated unit, Jones, who was also known for carrying his trumpet into battle, is one of the close confidantes to Sergeant Nick Fury, who would later become the head of the organization S.H.I.E.L.D. Jones would later join him as an agent."

This is of course comic lore, and the whole "first black guy in an integrated unit" thing might be changed as in this universe, Fury is also black in the form of Samuel L. Jackson.

No word on how much of his backstory we'll see in the film, or what exactly he'll be doing, but there you have it, Gabe Jones is in the movie. Now, give us some more Red Skull picture please.

Extra Tidbit: Who's the coolest black superhero? Besides Blade.
Source: Black Film

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7:55PM on 03/15/2011
Not gonna lie my pop.
Not gonna lie my pop.
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4:35PM on 03/15/2011

John Stewart

My favorite GL and such a bad ass.
My favorite GL and such a bad ass.
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11:56AM on 03/15/2011

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grew up reading Luke Cage and Iron Fist , so I'm gonna say Luke . He was definitely cooler that the Falcon :)
grew up reading Luke Cage and Iron Fist , so I'm gonna say Luke . He was definitely cooler that the Falcon :)
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11:51PM on 03/14/2011
Tidbit: Black Panther no doubt. T'Challa is simply coolness personified. The first black superhero in mainstream American comics is still the best!
Tidbit: Black Panther no doubt. T'Challa is simply coolness personified. The first black superhero in mainstream American comics is still the best!
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10:03PM on 03/14/2011

Derek Luke plays a soldier.

Such a change from his other role, playing a school athlete. :) That guy needs to be in more and better films. He was really good in "Pieces of April" - where's his leading roles?

Tidbit: Barack Obama. (BRING ON THE THUMBS DOWNS!)
Such a change from his other role, playing a school athlete. :) That guy needs to be in more and better films. He was really good in "Pieces of April" - where's his leading roles?

Tidbit: Barack Obama. (BRING ON THE THUMBS DOWNS!)
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8:49PM on 03/14/2011

He was on the poster

I just didn't know the cat was playing. I thought they would hit the Isaiah Bradley story. I guess not.
I just didn't know the cat was playing. I thought they would hit the Isaiah Bradley story. I guess not.
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8:34PM on 03/14/2011
Can't wait to see Captain America.

Extra Tidbit: 3 for me - Storm, Spawn & Bishop from X-Men.
Can't wait to see Captain America.

Extra Tidbit: 3 for me - Storm, Spawn & Bishop from X-Men.
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8:28PM on 03/14/2011
tidbit : The Meteor Man [link]
tidbit : The Meteor Man [link]
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7:27PM on 03/14/2011

Regarding that tidbit

Storm...
Storm...
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2:01PM on 03/15/2011
Just put her in a box, she's done...
Just put her in a box, she's done...
7:20PM on 03/14/2011

Tidbit

Black Dynamite...
Black Dynamite...
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5:40PM on 03/14/2011
Guy looks a bit like Philip Bailey of Earth,Wind & Fire-ok cool!However,Michael Jai White as Luke Cage,Power Man! hopefully due in the near future?
Guy looks a bit like Philip Bailey of Earth,Wind & Fire-ok cool!However,Michael Jai White as Luke Cage,Power Man! hopefully due in the near future?
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5:33PM on 03/14/2011
Tidbit: Storm. I would hit that, well, forever, or as long as she'd let me.
Tidbit: Storm. I would hit that, well, forever, or as long as she'd let me.
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5:22PM on 03/14/2011

tidbit

PowerMan!!
PowerMan!!
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5:23PM on 03/14/2011
Or Invisible Boy from Mystery Men! :P
Or Invisible Boy from Mystery Men! :P
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4:34PM on 03/14/2011

best black superhero?

BLACK captain america! [link]
BLACK captain america! [link]
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8:51PM on 03/14/2011
I was wondering if they would tackle this or not.
I was wondering if they would tackle this or not.
4:16PM on 03/14/2011
Luke is a good actor, I wish he were in more movies.

Tidbit: Spawn... I can't really think of too many others. Isn't Apocalypse from X-Men black, but just has a skin discoloration, much like Tombstone of Spiderman? (Well even if he is..... he's not actually a super "hero" so not sure he would even count.)
Luke is a good actor, I wish he were in more movies.

Tidbit: Spawn... I can't really think of too many others. Isn't Apocalypse from X-Men black, but just has a skin discoloration, much like Tombstone of Spiderman? (Well even if he is..... he's not actually a super "hero" so not sure he would even count.)
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4:40PM on 03/14/2011
I'm pretty sure Apocalypse was originally from Ancient Egpyt.
I'm pretty sure Apocalypse was originally from Ancient Egpyt.
6:04PM on 03/14/2011
So would that be a yes.... or a no?
So would that be a yes.... or a no?
8:51PM on 03/14/2011
I think that would make him Egyptian, although I don't think he's really a human to begin with, so either way to answer your query. No, he's not black, nor a superhero.
I think that would make him Egyptian, although I don't think he's really a human to begin with, so either way to answer your query. No, he's not black, nor a superhero.
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4:03PM on 03/14/2011
@tidbit, Spawn, and we need a kick ass reboot movie.
@tidbit, Spawn, and we need a kick ass reboot movie.
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4:03PM on 03/14/2011
SHO NUFF is the baddest!!
SHO NUFF is the baddest!!
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3:51PM on 03/14/2011
Tidbit: In comics - Luke Cage, in movies - Frozone.
Tidbit: In comics - Luke Cage, in movies - Frozone.
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3:51PM on 03/14/2011
Everything about this movie has been top notch. It's going to be great.

Extra Tidbit = Blankman or Morgan Freeman.
Everything about this movie has been top notch. It's going to be great.

Extra Tidbit = Blankman or Morgan Freeman.
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3:01PM on 03/14/2011
Huh. Interesting fit.
Huh. Interesting fit.
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2:56PM on 03/14/2011
Tidbit: Black Panther... he's like Batman (rich, gadgets, awesome)! But... ya know... black.
Tidbit: Black Panther... he's like Batman (rich, gadgets, awesome)! But... ya know... black.
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2:55PM on 03/14/2011
Storm would mess up any other black superhero.
Storm would mess up any other black superhero.
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2:03PM on 03/15/2011
Again, put her in a box, and she's scared as shit....Real tough superhero you chose there....
Again, put her in a box, and she's scared as shit....Real tough superhero you chose there....
2:20PM on 03/15/2011
So who's putting her in a box now?
So who's putting her in a box now?
2:53PM on 03/14/2011
Bishop from X-Men.
Bishop from X-Men.
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2:49PM on 03/14/2011
Extra Tidbit: Charlie Sheen. He's all colors and posesses every super power. Must be the tiger blood...
Extra Tidbit: Charlie Sheen. He's all colors and posesses every super power. Must be the tiger blood...
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2:05PM on 03/15/2011
I hate that people are trying to make Charlie Sheen the next Chuck Norris... Charlie Sheen is an idiot an a moron and could never fill Chuck Norris' shoes!!!
I hate that people are trying to make Charlie Sheen the next Chuck Norris... Charlie Sheen is an idiot an a moron and could never fill Chuck Norris' shoes!!!
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2:47PM on 03/14/2011

EXTRA TIDBIT

Shaft...
Shaft...
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2:57PM on 03/14/2011
You're damn right...
You're damn right...
4:02PM on 03/14/2011
He ain't no ordinary man!
He ain't no ordinary man!
4:09PM on 03/14/2011
shut yo mouth
shut yo mouth
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