Jamie Foxx Was "Approached" To Play LUKE CAGE

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.

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.
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Nomis - 8/20/2014, 7:44 AM
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
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.
Niklander - 8/20/2014, 7:55 AM
There's your awesome Luke Cage
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.
Abary - 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.
EhMaybeSays - 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

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

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

cipher - 8/20/2014, 8:11 AM
I haven't seen TASM 2. I can't say shit about his Electro.
nibs - 8/20/2014, 8:12 AM
I skipped the summary and was immediately worried this was for Netflix.
Highflyer - 8/20/2014, 8:13 AM

JoeMomma29 - 8/20/2014, 8:17 AM
@ Gusto

As usual you are slow due to your old age your fricker............Also do not forget to take your HIV medication this morning.
Nomis - 8/20/2014, 8:19 AM
@ gusto - Getting slower than usual,old man!
ALmazing - 8/20/2014, 8:19 AM
After Django I would have been like

but now Im like
TheRationalNerd - 8/20/2014, 8:23 AM
I got my copy! And noooo it won't be like watching sh*t thrown at me in 3D. lol

V8ER - 8/20/2014, 8:24 AM
TASM2 isn't as bad as people say it is. It has flaws, sure. But what movie doesn't. Oh well. Jaimie Foxx as Luke Cage would be interesting, that's for certain.
JoeMomma29 - 8/20/2014, 8:25 AM
@ RationalNerd

Heck I can pay less at the zoo to have $hit thrown at me!!!!!!

TheRationalNerd - 8/20/2014, 8:25 AM
That's the thing though, Django wasn't any form of a "groundbreaking" role for Foxx. If anything Leonardo DiCaprio left a more memorable presence than Foxx did. I can honestly see why Smith passed on the role. Still a great film though.
Berserker187 - 8/20/2014, 8:26 AM
WHOA! we dodge a bullet. if i could post images i would have posted the matrix bullet dodge.
TheRationalNerd - 8/20/2014, 8:28 AM

Lmbo! That gif is hilarious. But honestly I'm a collector so I'm really aiming towards building up my overall collection of the "latest" marvel films.
TheRationalNerd - 8/20/2014, 8:30 AM
But I still enjoyed TASM2 I guess because I'm looking at it more as a "build up" film than a "stand alone sequel". I had a few problems with the overly done love story but when I thought about it, it was there for a reason. They wanted to put that much of an emphasis on Peter and Gwen's relationship so that when Gwen did what needed to be done in the end you kinda felt the impact.
TheRationalNerd - 8/20/2014, 8:32 AM
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.

Yupp! Pretty much! I say get new writers for the next film. I mean geez, the guys who wrote the spectacular spider-man series would be nearly decent to great!
JoeMomma29 - 8/20/2014, 8:33 AM
@ RatinalNerd

Well I am doing the same I own every single CBM movie even the older bad ones that you have to get on bootleg........

To me the best part of TASM2 was the death of Gwen Stacey that whole scene had more emotion and better writing then the whole movie put together.
LubedUp - 8/20/2014, 8:33 AM
@TheRationalNerd You don't steal the cinema 3D glasses?
Pasto - 8/20/2014, 8:34 AM
Jamie Foxx for Shaft reboot.
blackandyellow - 8/20/2014, 8:34 AM
T.I. will make a great Luke Cage.
Invictor - 8/20/2014, 8:34 AM
He'd have to pump some more iron. He's in good shape, but Luke Cage is.... Luke Cage.
JoeMomma29 - 8/20/2014, 8:35 AM
@ BlackandYellow

I say Ray Lewis would make a great Luke Cage, oh wait Luke Cage does not murder!
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