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I don’t know who Eric Thomas Wilson is (and I doubt anyone out there does, either), but according to IMDB.com, he’s an actor who has had bit parts on TV shows like “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Bones”. And oh yeah, that’s the pic of him to your left right there. Yup, dude certainly has the physique to play Luke Cage if Marvel Studios ever actually gets the film made like they’ve been talking about for years now.
Like Isaiah “Old Spice Guy” Mustafa before him, Wilson has put together a faux “Luke Cage” movie trailer with himself in the lead to sell the idea. You can see it below.
Will it work? It’s doubtful. I could be wrong, but I don’t think this type of campaigning for a role has ever actually worked before. Hell, it didn’t even work for Thomas Jane when he wanted to play Jonah Hex, and I doubt if it’ll work for this guy and Mustafa.
But hey, that having been said, this isn’t an entirely bad trailer for a “Luke Cage” movie. The evil White Guy laughing evilly is a bit much, though, and I could do without the voiceover, but maybe that’s just me.
Via ReelzChannel / Thanks to Juggernaut for the heads up
And in case you missed it, here’s the Old Spice guy’s pitch: