It’s not like I’m dying to see the Luke Cage (aka Power Man) movie or anything, it’s just that I’ve been hearing about this thing for so long now, finally seeing it happen might feel kinda…fulfilling? Anyways, while promoting “Transformers”, Tyrese Gibson spilled the beans on the status of the Luke Cage movie. According to Gibson, who would suit up in the ghetto fabulous yellow and blue (plus silver tiara, of course), the Luke Cage script is currently going through a re-write, and once that’s done, they’ll “present” it to the studio, with John Singleton attached to direct.
Asked what interests Gibson most about the super-strong and hard-to-hurt Cage character, he replied: “I just love his presence, and I love the fact that he’s one of the first black comic-book characters. I’d like to make the comic-book world proud with what I’m looking to do with Luke Cage. So hopefully the opportunity all pans itself out. Me and Singleton are both looking to be a part of it, if the screenplay turns out right. I met with [producer] Avi Arad, and he’s very excited about the possibility. But you can’t do a great movie without a great script, and the ducks have got to line up.”
I’m reasonably certain they’re going for a more gritty feel, so goodbye tiara and puffy yellow shirt. (Hopefully.) Although I kinda dig the heavy chain as belt thing. DEFINITELY a ’70s creation there.
And may I suggest Russell Wong for Iron Fist, guys?