Way back in January, singer/actor Tyrese Gibson claimed he had landed the title role
in Marvel's upcoming Luke Cage
flick. His story now is slightly modified; he is now only "extremely interested" and has yet to officially commit to the film. Gibson
recently said the script has gone back for another re-write, and although director John Singleton
has Gibson at "the top of his list" and Gibson has met with Marvel bigwigs Moritz and Arad, there is nothing promised yet. "It is not my movie, for the record," according to Gibson himself.
I continue to be thrilled with the concept of a Luke Cage movie. I'd especially
love to see a Power Man and Iron Fist film. Heroes for Hire was a great book,* and I personally think it'd transition well to the silver screen, but I have a feeling that isn't the direction Marvel hopes to take with a Cage film. And as far as I'm concerned, any Luke Cage movie has great promise.*And it has a weird reincarnation for a short Civil War run.