Marvel Offered Idris Elba A Luke Cage Movie

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While Disney recently announced a deal with Netflix that includes a Luke Cage TV series, it appears at one point Marvel was planning on creating a Luke Cage movie. In a recent interview, while promoting Thor: The Dark World, Idris Elba revealed that he once met with the comic book entertainment company to discuss the possibility of playing Luke Cage.

“There was talk about Luke Cage at one time – I thought Luke Cage was a pretty interesting character,” he told The Huffington Post. “They were going to do it, but I don’t know what happened.”

Would Elba consider a role in a TV series? Probably not. His career is at an all time high with talks of Oscar nominations for his recent role as Mandela. But it would be great to see an actor of his caliber take on the role.

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