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Old Spice guy Isaiah Mustafa lobbies hard for the part of Marvel's Luke Cage in this unofficial video

May. 31, 2011by: George Merchan

It's no secret that Old Spice spokesperson Isaiah Mustafa is hot for Luke Cage. Since Marvel let it be known that there could be the possibility of a Luke Cage film or television series, Mustafa has publicly made it known that he's actively pursuing the role of Marvel's wrongfully accused prisoner-turned-hero for hire. Here's what he had to say last year:

"I've already had a meeting with Marvel. I talked to them and I told them that I was a gracious reader of their comics and that I wanted to be Luke Cage. So we'll see where they take it."

Since there's no indication as to what this video is officially for, it's tempting to assume that it's part of personal campaign by Mustafa to continue vying for the role. But is he making a strong case for himself? See for yourself below and let us know what you think!

Extra Tidbit: Idris. Elba. (And yes, I know he's already Heimdall, but f*ck it.)
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7:42PM on 06/01/2011

Luke Cage

I like the old spice guy but sorry... he's not the one for the Luke Cage role. The origin flashback was already screwed up because they did not show the racist prison guard who screwed with the controls that enhanced Carl Lucas into bulletproof skin. He would have to add serious muscle, the actor Marvel should consider is Terry Crews. He is bald, built and has Luke Cage written all over. I could see that...
I like the old spice guy but sorry... he's not the one for the Luke Cage role. The origin flashback was already screwed up because they did not show the racist prison guard who screwed with the controls that enhanced Carl Lucas into bulletproof skin. He would have to add serious muscle, the actor Marvel should consider is Terry Crews. He is bald, built and has Luke Cage written all over. I could see that...
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10:07PM on 05/31/2011
I believed he could do it until that shot where they were escorting him out of the prison. The "Old Spice" eyebrow thing popped up and just like that I thought of him as the Old Spice guy and not Luke Cage.
I believed he could do it until that shot where they were escorting him out of the prison. The "Old Spice" eyebrow thing popped up and just like that I thought of him as the Old Spice guy and not Luke Cage.
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6:12PM on 05/31/2011
Does your man bust through walls with his bare fists? You tell me
Does your man bust through walls with his bare fists? You tell me
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1:30PM on 05/31/2011

sorry but no way

I mean your dating Kathy Griffin and dont have the balls to admit its only bc she is worth like half a billion dollars from her divorce from a billionaire, who she too only married for they money. I mean have yo seen that pic of her naked, it makes large marge from pee wee look good. cant back a sellout. The commercials are funny though, but then again he doenst write them or do anything creative, they were just as funny with terry crews. BTW there is a reason he is almost 40 and never had one
I mean your dating Kathy Griffin and dont have the balls to admit its only bc she is worth like half a billion dollars from her divorce from a billionaire, who she too only married for they money. I mean have yo seen that pic of her naked, it makes large marge from pee wee look good. cant back a sellout. The commercials are funny though, but then again he doenst write them or do anything creative, they were just as funny with terry crews. BTW there is a reason he is almost 40 and never had one big acting gig, its bc he is the male version of jessica alba, all looks no talent
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1:21PM on 05/31/2011

Well that was fuckin cool...

this guy needs to get this role. Seriously. He's funny as fuck too in those old spice commericals. And please stop those damn annoying t-mobile ads.
this guy needs to get this role. Seriously. He's funny as fuck too in those old spice commericals. And please stop those damn annoying t-mobile ads.
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11:17AM on 05/31/2011
I respect what he's trying to do here, and his commitment to a part he loves...
But for me, Luke Cage on screen is spelled B.O.R.I.S. K.O.J.O.E. (JJ Abrams' Undercover), Even though he might be a little TO good looking for the part.
Still, I would be more interested in a Hero For Hire (Luke Cage & Iron Fist)!
I respect what he's trying to do here, and his commitment to a part he loves...
But for me, Luke Cage on screen is spelled B.O.R.I.S. K.O.J.O.E. (JJ Abrams' Undercover), Even though he might be a little TO good looking for the part.
Still, I would be more interested in a Hero For Hire (Luke Cage & Iron Fist)!
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11:08AM on 05/31/2011
"The world will know me as luke cage"....nope still know you as the old spice guy

p.s if i buy a sidekick phone will that annoying twerp stop appearing on my screen
"The world will know me as luke cage"....nope still know you as the old spice guy

p.s if i buy a sidekick phone will that annoying twerp stop appearing on my screen
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10:14AM on 05/31/2011

Sorry, ain't seeing it

Just am not seeing it. At least not from that video. He has the looks and the posturing but beyond that all we know about him is he can deliver a funny line with a straight face and this does nothing to add more to that.
Just am not seeing it. At least not from that video. He has the looks and the posturing but beyond that all we know about him is he can deliver a funny line with a straight face and this does nothing to add more to that.
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9:50AM on 05/31/2011

Idris standing in a corner smiling at you...

...would be a thousand times more badass than this video.

For me though it would be either Idris or Jai White.
...would be a thousand times more badass than this video.

For me though it would be either Idris or Jai White.
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9:49AM on 05/31/2011

I like the guy

Honestly, when you have someone passionate about playing a part like this, it means they respect the character and are looking at it from the production aspect as well as the fan aspect. Also, I liked him on Chuck. remember, Wood sent in a home made video of himself as Frodo to Jackson and co., so it has proven to be a sucsessful tactic
Honestly, when you have someone passionate about playing a part like this, it means they respect the character and are looking at it from the production aspect as well as the fan aspect. Also, I liked him on Chuck. remember, Wood sent in a home made video of himself as Frodo to Jackson and co., so it has proven to be a sucsessful tactic
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7:31AM on 05/31/2011
Look at me, I'm wearing orange bear suit. Look over there, I'm tied up to a chair. Cut back over here, I'm suped up into Luke Cage. Look again, here's some pearl. The guy looks great in the video though.
Look at me, I'm wearing orange bear suit. Look over there, I'm tied up to a chair. Cut back over here, I'm suped up into Luke Cage. Look again, here's some pearl. The guy looks great in the video though.
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7:15AM on 05/31/2011
Meh...it's become far too easy for people who don't really "know" anything to make cool little vignettes.
Meh...it's become far too easy for people who don't really "know" anything to make cool little vignettes.
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5:02AM on 05/31/2011
What he should do is lobby for the Old Spice guy to be a superhero and get his own movie.
What he should do is lobby for the Old Spice guy to be a superhero and get his own movie.
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2:55AM on 05/31/2011
Not going to happen.
Not going to happen.
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2:48AM on 05/31/2011

TO YODENHEIM!!!

This far for a screen test? Give it to him if he's this hungry.
This far for a screen test? Give it to him if he's this hungry.
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2:47AM on 05/31/2011
Yeah, I think he could pull it off.

PS: Does anybody else wanna kick the shit out of that white boy in those Sidekick phone ads before a video as much as I do? I don't let shit get to me very often but I don't know, there's something about that guy that makes me wanna throw him off a bridge every time he busts out a "rhyme".
Yeah, I think he could pull it off.

PS: Does anybody else wanna kick the shit out of that white boy in those Sidekick phone ads before a video as much as I do? I don't let shit get to me very often but I don't know, there's something about that guy that makes me wanna throw him off a bridge every time he busts out a "rhyme".
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2:51AM on 05/31/2011
I feel the exact same way... But the girl is hot!
I feel the exact same way... But the girl is hot!
12:13PM on 05/31/2011
I love that it looks like morgan freeman wrote this.
I love that it looks like morgan freeman wrote this.
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2:22AM on 05/31/2011
I'm 1000% on board.

For Idris Elba. That guy is somehow always super memorable in all of his performances even though he doesn't generally get a lot of screentime. He was great in Thor, RocknRolla, his time on The Office, and even in The Losers he was good.
I'm 1000% on board.

For Idris Elba. That guy is somehow always super memorable in all of his performances even though he doesn't generally get a lot of screentime. He was great in Thor, RocknRolla, his time on The Office, and even in The Losers he was good.
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2:03AM on 05/31/2011
I think he could do it.
I think he could do it.
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2:00AM on 05/31/2011
Nah! Michael Jai White! that's the man for the job. + IF they actually do a Power Man film? make it a 1970's period piece/Grindhouse type of film. The metal headband-cuffs and chain around the waist with those cool yellow boots and shirt=Funkin'!
Nah! Michael Jai White! that's the man for the job. + IF they actually do a Power Man film? make it a 1970's period piece/Grindhouse type of film. The metal headband-cuffs and chain around the waist with those cool yellow boots and shirt=Funkin'!
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2:49AM on 05/31/2011
U restored my faith in people.. well done
U restored my faith in people.. well done
10:04AM on 05/31/2011
Dear Lord, no.
Dear Lord, no.
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1:59AM on 05/31/2011
What, no metal tiara, yellow silk shirt, or a shout of, "Sweet Christmas!!"?!?

Seriously though, I think he's too small for the part.
What, no metal tiara, yellow silk shirt, or a shout of, "Sweet Christmas!!"?!?

Seriously though, I think he's too small for the part.
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10:18AM on 05/31/2011
But like every actor whos been cast as a superhero before him, he'll just gain weight.
But like every actor whos been cast as a superhero before him, he'll just gain weight.
1:53AM on 05/31/2011

Hmm

A little cheesy, but I give him an A for effort and I'd say Marvel should at least screen test the dude in earnest.
A little cheesy, but I give him an A for effort and I'd say Marvel should at least screen test the dude in earnest.
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1:52AM on 05/31/2011

yeah???

The trailer may have backfired. With that kind of budget it looks a little cheesy. That may have hurt his case. Which is a shame, if they take it seriously, he would do really well for the part. But you also need a great writer for a lesser know Hero, might i suggest... Todd and Aaron Helbing
The trailer may have backfired. With that kind of budget it looks a little cheesy. That may have hurt his case. Which is a shame, if they take it seriously, he would do really well for the part. But you also need a great writer for a lesser know Hero, might i suggest... Todd and Aaron Helbing
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1:48AM on 05/31/2011
Id buy that for a dollar
Id buy that for a dollar
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