Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa Continues his Bid to Play Luke Cage

Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Cage aka Power Man? If Isaiah Mustafa, best known as the actor in those Old Spice commercials (aka “The Old Spice Guy”), has anything to say about it, you’re damn skippy. After making it publicly known that he’d like Marvel Studios to cast him in a potential Luke Cage movie, Mustafa has now put his own money into making a 40-second “teaser trailer” for what a Luke Cage movie with him in the lead would look like.

Gotta say, A-plus for the gumption on Mustafa’s part, though honestly, this could end up backfiring. Anyone recall the casting of Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns” and the Sean Young debacle? Oy.

No word if Marvel has seen this yet, or what their reaction is/was.

h/t Josh



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    That wasn’t bad really. I still say he’d have to bulk up a bit but this would make a decent tv show for Spike. If he doesn’t do it get Boris Kodjoe from “Undercovers.” actually I think he’d work better for a TV show version.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    That wasn’t bad really. I still say he’d have to bulk up a bit but this would make a decent tv show for Spike. If he doesn’t do it get Boris Kodjoe from “Undercovers.” actually I think he’d work better for a TV show version.

  • giangrosso

    Michael Jai White should be luc!!!!

  • Fantasy0

    Just get Michael J White.

    That guy’s face looks stupid

  • Wildbullagow

    He needs to bulk up a bit but I’d say PERFECT. Michael Jai White is too Black Panthery. And he still deserves to be punished for Spawn.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Hey now! He had a choice of two bad movies, “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation” or “Spawn.” He chose “Spawn” and though not a great movie they did a decent job for what they could at the time. I mean they stuck pretty close to the comic but some things like the cape were just too hard to pull off. John Lequizamo’s Clown was awesome though. “You were tied to the tracks and the stupid train just can’t runnin over ya didn’t it? Just runnin over ya!” Great line.

      Sent on the go.

      • Juggernaut

        I agree. For it’s time, Spawn wasn’t bad. The story was pretty close to the comics and Leguizamo’s Clown was really cool! I think that Mustafa would be a decent choice for the role. I’m also impressed by his desire to do it. Going so far as to produce his own short to sway the brass at the house of ideas shows devotion and drive.
        I’ve read a few different posts about casting choices. My favorites are Boris Kodjoe or Terry Crewes. However Idris Elbas’ name was also heavily pushed as was Michael Jai White’s. My first pick for Cage was always Crewes. However, he is a bit long in the tooth and may want too much money since coming off of a hit action film. One thing is for sure, If this thing is ever made into a film the studio will be giving it a fraction of the money that any of the big three’s films were given. Therefore, a lesser known actor like Kodjoe or Mustafa would be the ideal choice. Besides, Elba is already Heimdall. Also, Mustafa and Kodjoe are younger than Elba and White. I’m also holding out for White to be cast in the Blade reboot, whenever that happens.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          Agreed about Kodjoe and Mustafa (bulked up) and especially about White as Blade. He was my choice for the tv series and they went with “Sticky Fingaz” which I personally think had alot to do with why it failed.

          • Juggernaut

            LOL! That was a terrible choice! I would have liked to be in that meeting-
            Exec #1-”I say we cast Sticky Fingaz!”
            Exec #2-”The guy from the 90′s rap group Onyx?!?!”
            Exec #1-”Yeah!”
            Exec #2-”Brilliant!”
            LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ironfist fan# rogernator5000

    no it is off now grr I didn’t get to see it wah