Jamie Foxx Was "Approached" To Play LUKE CAGE

While speaking to IGN about his love of superheroes, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 actor reveals that he was approached to play Luke Cage, aka Power Man, "back in the day". Foxx also speaks about what drew him to comic book characters at an early age.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 8/20/2014

Fans have wanted to see Luke Cage brought to life on the big screen for quite a while; and although we are now getting a Netflix tv series featuring the character, at one point a movie was planned. Before the rights reverted back to Marvel Studios, John Singleton was on board to direct a Luke Cage movie at Colombia Pictures, and it seems Jamie Foxx may have been the man they wanted for the role. With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 due for home release this week, IGN have posted an interview with Foxx (Max Dillon/Electro) in which the actor reveals that he could possibly have played Cage "back in the day", He doesn't go into any details however, simply saying that things didn't work out.


Do you think Foxx would have made a good Luke Cage? Sound off below.
Source: IGN
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Nomis - 8/20/2014, 7:44 AM
SonofBatman - 8/20/2014, 7:44 AM
Oh hell no
SonofBatman - 8/20/2014, 7:45 AM
That wouldn't have looked right at all. That's basically like saying chris hemsworth was up for quicksilver.
LubedUp - 8/20/2014, 7:46 AM
Good job he ruined Electro instead.
HAILHYDRA - 8/20/2014, 7:48 AM
@Lubedup, actually the writers ruined Electro
HAILHYDRA - 8/20/2014, 7:49 AM
There wasn't much Foxx could do with that writing. His character was a combination of bad cliches.
yossarian - 8/20/2014, 7:51 AM
@pasto
Doopie - 8/20/2014, 7:51 AM
whoever they get to play Cage now, I hope they have a birthday scene so he can light his candles
SuperCat - 8/20/2014, 7:52 AM
He'd f*ck up Luke Cage too.
MrNiklander - 8/20/2014, 7:55 AM
There's your awesome Luke Cage
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Doopie - 8/20/2014, 7:56 AM
SpiderFraud - 8/20/2014, 7:59 AM
He could easily play Luke Cage.

I'm not going to judge him for his role in TASM2, since it's not his fault. Acting wise, he wasn't bad as Electro.
TheAbaryMan369 - 8/20/2014, 8:00 AM
Not the best choice, but not the worst choice.

It also sucks hearing people say that he was bad as Electro. No, the script was bad, and he tried hard to work with what they gave him.
TheDudeRusty - 8/20/2014, 8:01 AM
@Doopie @MrNiklander
Nic Cage's superlative skills should be reserved for doing a far more important character: Arm-Fall-Off Man
Gusto - 8/20/2014, 8:06 AM
LMFAO! Damnit, Nom!
You beat me to it!
MrCBM56 - 8/20/2014, 8:06 AM
Ahem.

Highflyer - 8/20/2014, 8:06 AM
Some people act like electro is such an awesome character prior to the movie. Acting wise he wasn't bad as electro. I loved the times square scene.
Doopie - 8/20/2014, 8:07 AM
Arm fall off boy needs to be in the DCCU


I think nic should take over playing Stan Lee when he finally pops his clogs
Pasto - 8/20/2014, 8:08 AM
Tacobell.

Because [frick] you.
Pasto - 8/20/2014, 8:10 AM
Someone punch Yoss for me.
mgeoff88 - 8/20/2014, 8:10 AM
Oh wow, not really sure he would've been a great Luke Cage though.

Jamie Foxx did the best he could with TASM2's bad script. They actually went with the clichéd obsessive fan turns villain route.

Hard to be sympathetic for a guy who is already crazy. It's obvious the writers were trying to make people feel sympathetic for Max Dillon, but failed to do so.
Highflyer - 8/20/2014, 8:10 AM