Should Marvel Hire Isaiah Mustafa to Play Luke Cage?
Isaiah Mustafa is many things -- mostly the Man Your Man Could Smell Like -- but does he have what it takes to play a superhero? That's what the Old Spice pitchman (and Tyler Perry co-star) is hoping based on his homemade trailer for Luke Cage which debuted online late last week. Should Marvel take up Mustafa's suggestion and push Cage into development? Let's take a look at the video and discuss.
On the one hand -- by virtue of being the Old Spice Guy -- Mustafa doesn't have the gravitas that someone like Idris Elba might have in the lead role. (Elba said he was interested in playing Cage last October.) On the other hand, does Luke Cage really need gravitas? He's a comic book character, after all! Maybe Mustafa's playful mugging amid the torture and anger is just what Cage would need -- don't forget, that worked for Iron Man and Thor.
What say you, comic fans? Do you support Isaiah Mustafa for Luke Cage?
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