EDITORIAL: Why Isaiah Mustafa Would Suck as Luke Cage
After this movie drops and people start to see this kid's acting limits, you will be like... "dag... this guy really blew it" Then of course a reboot will follow...
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Now, on the money
-When I first heard that Isaiah Musta wanted to be Luke Cage, I thought it was a mere dream of his... like 50 Tyson wanting to be a rapper, it's cute but no. But I certainly wasn't expecting the wave of favor from the comicbook fans... I'm thinking "an uptight & ungraceful actor as an intimidating ex-gangbanger?" Let me type that again: "an UPtight & UNgraceful actor as an intimidating ex-GANGbanger?"....Did we all of a sudden forget the true character of Luke Cage? An ex criminal sent to prison and framed by a peer... When I look at Isaiah... I don't see anything intimidating or criminal-like.. let alone he probably wouldn't survive in prison. That reminds me of Tom Dubois from Boondocks:
What ever happen to giving the creators of these minority characters their due respect? Would Archie Goodwin or the late Dwayne McDuffie find Isaiah suitable for the role? Probably not, right?
Understand that it's hard to picture Al Roker Jr. coming out the hood to save the community.
Do you see my point? It just doesn't fit... sort of similar to Nic Cage wanting to play Superman... it's just not the right role for him.
This dude can easliy pass as a younger Al Roker for crying out loud.
Not just that but what films has he been in to deserve a leading man role? A Tyler Perry movie (not bashing Tyler)? Oh he's worthy. Talk about a miscast...
Here is what the movie would more than likely look like
He probably wanted this role so that he could have something under his belt before his Old Spice contract expires... I mean it seems like every other underpaid buff Black actor is considered for this role... dang... we need more Black superheroes...
Michael Jai White
You suck at acting...
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Just kidding (somewhat), I actually like Michael... just not as Power Man... Why? Well, I'm not a huge fan of actors portraying multiple characters (Spawn/Gambel) in any comicbook universe (regardless of the role)... cough-Ryan Renolds...it's uncreative and unfair to other talents who work just as hard. That's like Kobe Bryant playing for not only the Lakers but the Heat, Magic & Rockets (that's how I felt while watching Green Lantern) in the same season. That means, where ever Heat plays-Kobe plays... where the Magics play he plays, and so on.
Michael is not only overused but grizzled...and it wouldn't make sense for a 40 year old being caught up in a culprit life, now would it?
Bottom Line: he had his chance with Spawn... get a fresher face...
Now this is a straight up goof... I tell ya, the ideas people come up with are too dense.
Ok, I don't know about you but I cant take Terry serious enough for such a role. Heck, I laugh even while seeing him in Training Day and he only had a few lines! Maybe he could have a funny part on the side or something. Don't get me wrong, the guy is Diesel but we need an actor who can definitely be deemed subdued. He's just a funny guy... Picture Kevin James as The Penguin... see my point?
Let's see how menacing Terry can be:
-so hardcore right?-
Im not a homosexual or homophobic but Henry is too handsome for the part... not just that but in some pictures (not all) he just looks like the ultimate Luke Cage... He's just like Michael, he's cool but very limited in his stagecraft...don't believe me? Then go watch Are We There Yet? or Taxi... he basically played the same character. You gonna need a guy who looks raw and unromantic. How old is Henry anyway? Like 41? No. With Hollywood, a sequel would come out every 3 years... so he'd be 44 by the second film. You people can do better than this.
I was a fan of this guy waaay before you ever knew him and it sickens me to this him in EVERY FAN FIC ARTICLE as every Black character!
It's like every Black actor died in Hollywood and the creative geeks behind a desktop decides... "well, its fan fic-no Hollywood producer will ever see my article... I guess I'll cast Idris as Black Panther, Luke Cage, A ninja Turtle, Bishop" etc
He is overused on this site... please, no emails telling me how you got a new fan fic article on Black Panter or Luke Cage because guess what! I already know your picks!
The Real Luke Cage
For some unexplained reason comicbookmovie.com (small hypersensitive community) hates my boy Tyrese Gibson... he really hasn't done anything to deserve so much distaste. Unlike the other choices, he's young, underrated, intimidating (ask Shia), more talented, he's got flavor and grace... The perfect candidate for Luke Cage!
This his how he would sort of be before the serum... an offender (as what Power Man used to be):
This is him with a peer...
Still dont see my point? Let me break it down...
-Unlike Isaiah Mustafa, Ty is recognized in the Black community... he had/has more acting jobs in films (not TV), where he isn't representing some worked-up character that is similar to his past portrayals... Ty is more menacing than Isaiah... who would you take more serious-Ty with a gun or Isaiah with one...
-Michael Jai White: Ty has never had a Superhero film... if he did, I'm sure he wouldn't blow it...
-Terry Crews & Henry Simmons: These are the most silly fan pics ever... uhh... I guess any Black actor with muscle can play Power Man... all he needs is yellow shirt and the tag-line... "Sweet Christmas!"... these two aren't even as threatening as Ty...
-Idris Elba: He may can act better than Ty, but he is overrused... maybe I should start a campaign...
Still not convinced? Check this video out! This is the THE REAL LUKE CAGE
Presumably, Power Man (no offense) is Black people's Superman... we only have a handful characters...but somehow theses films get shelved (Black Panther) while crappy movies like Green Lantern, Punisher War Zone or The Spirit can get produced (not to mention countless reboots) ... I think its right to let Black filmmakers (Antoine Fuqua, Spike Lee, Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry, John Singleton, The Hughes Bros., Tim Story etc) tell the stories of such iconic Black protagonists such as Luke Cage, Black Panther, Static Shock etc and decide who can represent the fictional characters of The Struggle... not Al Roker...
dmb1511: I do not understand why anyone would want to see Isaiah Mustafa to make a fool of himself as Luke Cage. The number one thing that I hate is that Luke Cage is one of the few, good black comic book movie characters, and most (not all, there are a few dumb black people that want to see this) black people hate this guy as Luke Cage this includes me. I know, very well that if black people had anything to do with casting Luke Cage, this guy would have never made the cut. Luke Cage is a raw hero, not a suburban prettyboy who tells you that your body stinks. Let’s Re-think this people. Tyrese Gibson has been waiting on the green light forever and we’re just gonna give it to “the man your man could smell like”. Seriously? This is not funny and I wouldn’t mind this being a really long April fool’s Joke. People boycotted Thor for having one black character in there besides the security guard with a weak joke and the guy who got himself a new hole torn. And you mean to tell me you can support this guy. What part of Luke Cage Can you see in this guy? If anything he is the exact opposite. They do star searches and auditions to find Superman and the pull in Luke Cage from an antiperspirant commercial. Get Real. Of course white people (no offense, as you tell me) have no problem with this. You don’t know what it is like to have few good characters. You wouldn’t have to change white characters black if there were more black characters. Think about it.
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