Terry Crews is open to playing the role of Luke Cage
Back last October, Terry Crews threw his name into the ring for the casting of The Thing in the FANTASTIC FOUR reboot. Unfortunately they went with a younger cast and that was that. But the good news is, the actor can still play any number of comic characters we might need him for. Which one is he requested for the most by fans?
As you know, Netflix is doing a solo hero series for the character along with ones for Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Iron Fist. So who offered his name for the role of Cage? Crews, of course.
Here’s what the BROOKLYN NINE NINE actor told Collider:
“Anything can happen. All I know is scheduling and all that stuff—anything can happen. I’m open to all kinds of things, but who knows? Actually I took myself out of the Luke Cage running a while back, just because it was people trying to put people against each other. [It was] Idris vs. Michael Jai and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute, this is not even greenlit! Can we talk to Marvel? Why are you talking to me? Don’t put me against my homeboy for a movie that’s not existing.’ I said, ‘Take me out!’
I heard [it’s greenlit] but I haven’t gotten any calls. I’ve been hearing stuff like, ‘oh you’re too old,’ and I’m like, ‘Man do my workout 20 years ago and we’ll talk about who’s too old (laughs).’
Like I said, anything can happen, I never rule anything out. I’m game. There are no rules. What’s up, Marvel? I’m right here, baby. I ain’t goin nowhere. You know where I live!”(laughs)
Do you think that Crews is the best fit for the role?