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The Old Spice guy wants to be Luke Cage

07.08.2010

Isaiah Mustafa has a lot of things going for him. First, he's got the most badass name ever, second he's in the only commercial on TV worth watching and last, he looks like that.

So it's not unheard of that an insta-celebrity such as he could make the jump from Old Spice into actual acting in something relatively large. Stranger things have happened.

Talking to G4, Isaiah reveals his dream role, one of those Marvel superheroes yet to be cast.

"Well I'm starting on a movie Monday that's called Free Enterprise 2. It's a sequel to the cult classic Free Enterprise about comic books. I'm a comic junkie myself."

"I will say this...please, get this thing going. I want to be Luke Cage, OK ! I want to be Luke Cage! You have no idea, I mean really, yes. I made a dream board of it and put my face on the comic. I said I want to be Luke Cage one day."

I mean, he's got the build for it, but it’s hard to pick him over someone super awesome like Michael Jai White. Can he fight? I want to see an audition tape Mufasa.

For a refresher of who this guy is, check out his claim to fame below, and his G4 interview after that.

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Extra Tidbit: Man, we really need cooler black superheroes.
Source: ComicBookMovie

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3:13PM on 08/25/2010

Can we just HAVE a Luke Cage Movie already?!

@ Winchester08: Dude, how can you be "pretty well versed in all things super hero" and not know the Heroes for Hire Co-Founder? Hmm, the MMMS doesn't want you! (A true Marvel Geek will know what that means). This guy could be a decent Luke Cage, he just needs to get MORE buff. First it was Tyrese, then MJW, can we just get the dang thing in Production? It'll be the bomb no matter who does it... unless 20th Century Fox gets it and ruins it like it did with all the X-Men movies...
@ Winchester08: Dude, how can you be "pretty well versed in all things super hero" and not know the Heroes for Hire Co-Founder? Hmm, the MMMS doesn't want you! (A true Marvel Geek will know what that means). This guy could be a decent Luke Cage, he just needs to get MORE buff. First it was Tyrese, then MJW, can we just get the dang thing in Production? It'll be the bomb no matter who does it... unless 20th Century Fox gets it and ruins it like it did with all the X-Men movies...
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11:24AM on 07/10/2010

Isaiah Mustafa for Luke Cage

Do It =]
Do It =]
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12:34AM on 07/09/2010
not a fan of all the michael jai white hating. Black Dynamite was awesome, if he remembers he's suppose to be a brawler and not a martial arts expert i think he's be great. Don't think luke could hold a whole. Toss in iron fist and make a heroes for hire flick, branch of for origin stories if it does well
not a fan of all the michael jai white hating. Black Dynamite was awesome, if he remembers he's suppose to be a brawler and not a martial arts expert i think he's be great. Don't think luke could hold a whole. Toss in iron fist and make a heroes for hire flick, branch of for origin stories if it does well
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10:01PM on 07/08/2010
Who the fuck is Luke Cage? Anyways I support whatever this dude does. When I first saw the commercial I was sitting with my girlfriend and it totally caught me off guard and I just died laughing when it was over. I hope his and Terry Crews' careers take off because they are both hilarious. Love the Old Spice commercials.
Who the fuck is Luke Cage? Anyways I support whatever this dude does. When I first saw the commercial I was sitting with my girlfriend and it totally caught me off guard and I just died laughing when it was over. I hope his and Terry Crews' careers take off because they are both hilarious. Love the Old Spice commercials.
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9:45PM on 07/08/2010
As a life long Luke Cage,Power Man fan-Michael Jai White is THE MAN for the role..period. This guy maybe if White wouldn't be interested?
As a life long Luke Cage,Power Man fan-Michael Jai White is THE MAN for the role..period. This guy maybe if White wouldn't be interested?
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9:35PM on 07/08/2010
in the immortal words of will smith - ah, hell no!
in the immortal words of will smith - ah, hell no!
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8:48PM on 07/08/2010
im pretty well versed in everything superhero..but i did't know too much about Luke Cage so i looked him up and read is origins and i have to say he sounds rather boring...i don't mean to hate but it seemed more like your average revenge story with super powers tossed in
im pretty well versed in everything superhero..but i did't know too much about Luke Cage so i looked him up and read is origins and i have to say he sounds rather boring...i don't mean to hate but it seemed more like your average revenge story with super powers tossed in
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8:35PM on 07/08/2010
Kevin is funny! "Can Alison smell you?".. *sniff* .. "Alison, you might be pregnant, you should leave.".. LoL
Kevin is funny! "Can Alison smell you?".. *sniff* .. "Alison, you might be pregnant, you should leave.".. LoL
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7:57PM on 07/08/2010

yeah he could be...

luke cage, but cage is kinda boring, iron fist, black panther even jon stewart, but cage? that movie would suck.
luke cage, but cage is kinda boring, iron fist, black panther even jon stewart, but cage? that movie would suck.
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7:32PM on 07/08/2010
Yeah, I'd watch a Luke Cage movie if he starred in it.
Yeah, I'd watch a Luke Cage movie if he starred in it.
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7:20PM on 07/08/2010
for the extra tidbit
i wanna see more White Hatin Coon!!!
for the extra tidbit
i wanna see more White Hatin Coon!!!
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7:19PM on 07/08/2010
I find it hard to think Michael Jai White is good for any role at all.
I find it hard to think Michael Jai White is good for any role at all.
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6:59PM on 07/08/2010
When you said the Old Spice guy I definitely thought you were refering to Terry Crews. Wasn't he the last one on an Old Spice commercial? I don't recall ever seeing a commercial with this guy. With that said I think Terry Crews would be an awesome choice for Luke Cage. I think Michael Jai White would be better for the Black Panther.
When you said the Old Spice guy I definitely thought you were refering to Terry Crews. Wasn't he the last one on an Old Spice commercial? I don't recall ever seeing a commercial with this guy. With that said I think Terry Crews would be an awesome choice for Luke Cage. I think Michael Jai White would be better for the Black Panther.
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6:08PM on 07/08/2010
I heard a radio interview once sometime after his Oprah appearance, and thought, if he proves himself talent wise because he is already very charismatic, he would make a good Luke Cage.
I heard a radio interview once sometime after his Oprah appearance, and thought, if he proves himself talent wise because he is already very charismatic, he would make a good Luke Cage.
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5:16PM on 07/08/2010

Here's his second commercial

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5:01PM on 07/08/2010

his

name is epic
name is epic
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4:58PM on 07/08/2010
He's not big enough for Cage. I'l like White or maybe Terry Crews for the role.
He's not big enough for Cage. I'l like White or maybe Terry Crews for the role.
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4:37PM on 07/08/2010

Hmmmm...

Well you got him, Micheal Jai White, and maybe Omar Epps or Jamie Foxx...there's your candidate list...all you need is a director, some decent writers who've actually read the comics or have the ability to, and a decent budget and you have Cage..Marvel get on this!!!
Well you got him, Micheal Jai White, and maybe Omar Epps or Jamie Foxx...there's your candidate list...all you need is a director, some decent writers who've actually read the comics or have the ability to, and a decent budget and you have Cage..Marvel get on this!!!
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4:35PM on 07/08/2010
It would work. Now look back at him. Now look back at me. I'm on a horse.
It would work. Now look back at him. Now look back at me. I'm on a horse.
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4:34PM on 07/08/2010
Having never read a Luke Cage comic and being completely unfamiliar with the character, I cannot comment on how good a fit he'd be. However I will say that the guy has some good energy and a great personality. And I agree, one of the few commercials that actually make me laugh instead of roll my eyes.
Having never read a Luke Cage comic and being completely unfamiliar with the character, I cannot comment on how good a fit he'd be. However I will say that the guy has some good energy and a great personality. And I agree, one of the few commercials that actually make me laugh instead of roll my eyes.
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4:21PM on 07/08/2010

Awesome

he's got my vote for Luke Cage
he's got my vote for Luke Cage
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4:21PM on 07/08/2010

Nice

Best. Commercial. Ever.









Look i'm on a horse!
Best. Commercial. Ever.









Look i'm on a horse!
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3:55PM on 07/08/2010

I hate it when...

... I'm hanging out with my fiance, eating a bag of Doritos, letting my gut hang out in my sweatpants and these fucking commercials come on.
... I'm hanging out with my fiance, eating a bag of Doritos, letting my gut hang out in my sweatpants and these fucking commercials come on.
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6:28PM on 07/08/2010
and then your fiancé develops a hole and starts to deflate.
and then your fiancé develops a hole and starts to deflate.
11:58PM on 07/08/2010
HAHA. When your fiance looks at you after it's over just say, "Yeah but hes probably gay." Then pick your belly button and proceed to eat Doritos. Gets the ladies every time.
HAHA. When your fiance looks at you after it's over just say, "Yeah but hes probably gay." Then pick your belly button and proceed to eat Doritos. Gets the ladies every time.
3:37PM on 07/09/2010
I developed your mom's hole.
I developed your mom's hole.
3:53PM on 07/08/2010
He seems generally knowledgeable about the material and has the passion to do it. I say sign him up.
He seems generally knowledgeable about the material and has the passion to do it. I say sign him up.
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3:36PM on 07/08/2010
I really like this guy. Just watching the interview, he seems like he has a great personality. I can see him as the Hero for Hire.
I really like this guy. Just watching the interview, he seems like he has a great personality. I can see him as the Hero for Hire.
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3:33PM on 07/08/2010
If hes passionate enough about, he's got my support
If hes passionate enough about, he's got my support
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3:19PM on 07/08/2010
I'm on a horse.
I'm on a horse.
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3:06PM on 07/08/2010
I just watched Black Dynamite the other night and I hope to god Michael Jai White gets the part, if not atleast give him more good roles, he was awesome... If not, this guy sounds like a good pick, i mean first off his name is great, reminds me Mustafa from Lion King, of course...Also, he seems to LOVE the source material and all so why not give em' a shot? Atleast give him an audition.


And for the Extra Tibit, Same here we definitely need more badass black guys... I mean, Blade anyone?? I
I just watched Black Dynamite the other night and I hope to god Michael Jai White gets the part, if not atleast give him more good roles, he was awesome... If not, this guy sounds like a good pick, i mean first off his name is great, reminds me Mustafa from Lion King, of course...Also, he seems to LOVE the source material and all so why not give em' a shot? Atleast give him an audition.


And for the Extra Tibit, Same here we definitely need more badass black guys... I mean, Blade anyone?? I have to say he's my favorite African American comic book BADASS f*cking EVER!!
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3:02PM on 07/08/2010
He looks the part for sure, but its a whole different thing to act the part.
He looks the part for sure, but its a whole different thing to act the part.
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2:53PM on 07/08/2010

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AGREED.
in fact, we should have heroes of every color as I think this makes that 'world' more epic. Star Trek and BSG Anyone?

remember when the X-Men were more international? Storm, NigthCrawler, Thunderbird, Banshee, Sunfire, MOTHERFUCKING Colussus.

word.
AGREED.
in fact, we should have heroes of every color as I think this makes that 'world' more epic. Star Trek and BSG Anyone?

remember when the X-Men were more international? Storm, NigthCrawler, Thunderbird, Banshee, Sunfire, MOTHERFUCKING Colussus.

word.
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3:05PM on 07/08/2010
Word up
Word up
2:50PM on 07/08/2010

Exactly

Like Spraragen said, its better to give roles to actors who are fans of the source material. Except for Nic Cage of course.
Like Spraragen said, its better to give roles to actors who are fans of the source material. Except for Nic Cage of course.
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2:45PM on 07/08/2010
While the obvious role is someone HUGE like Michael Clarke Duncan (I mean originally Cage was HUGE)

But I hope someone who has read the comics and WANTS to be the hero instead of wanting the paycheck gets the part instead.
While the obvious role is someone HUGE like Michael Clarke Duncan (I mean originally Cage was HUGE)

But I hope someone who has read the comics and WANTS to be the hero instead of wanting the paycheck gets the part instead.
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