THE WALKING DEAD's Chad Coleman Wants To Play LUKE CAGE

THE WALKING DEAD's Chad Coleman Wants To Play LUKE CAGE

Chad Coleman, Tyreese on AMC's The Walking Dead expresses a strong desire to play Luke Cage for Marvel Studios. He even gives us a brief taste of what his Luke Cage would sound like and delivers his infamous catchphrase, "Sweet Christmas."

" I want to play Luke Cage so I'll put it out there right now, 'I want to play Luke Cage.' So I'm going to be working on trying to develop that. [Walking Dead EP] Gale Anne Hurd, I know you're listening, I'll see you in Atlanta, I know we haven't talked about this yet [laughs] but I would love to play Luke Cage."

"When I started to embody Tyreese, it really got the wheels turning because I admire what Robert Downey Jr. is able to do with Iron Man. I admire [comic book movies] when it's done a certain way, there has to be gravity to it - it can't be cheesy...I feel like I can take that on."


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CapA - 5/11/2013, 12:26 AM
Heroes for Hire movie/tv show or bust !
sameoldthing - 5/11/2013, 12:34 AM
Good actor,cool dude...NOT Luke Cage material.
Need a real big dude who's muscled up & can act well.
He's out there. Find him casting agents.
MarkJulian - 5/11/2013, 12:35 AM
Chad Coleman will get on the same training regiment that Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth got on. Dude would make a killer Luke Cage, check out The Wire if you doubt.
novaprime - 5/11/2013, 12:41 AM
Tooo old, give it to Idris Elba, Michael j white, or the Rock,
WYLEEJAY - 5/11/2013, 12:41 AM
If they did the Age of Ultron Luke Cage, Danny Glover would be perfect! This guy, I like him, but he needs to trim up.
MarkJulian - 5/11/2013, 12:44 AM
@novaprime Idris Elba is 40, Michael Jai White is 45, The Rock is 41 Chad Coleman is 41.
TheTaskmaster - 5/11/2013, 12:53 AM
If he bulks up I could definitely see it. He sounds passionate about it and he's got the acting chops, consider me on board.
NeoBaggins - 5/11/2013, 12:54 AM
If it's going to be a comedy, Michael J White.
AmazingFantasy - 5/11/2013, 1:15 AM
Make it happen
TheGambitFreak - 5/11/2013, 1:16 AM
If it's comedy-esque, yes, Michael Jai White. Black Dynamite set the golden standard for Luke Cage in that movie. But for an actual movie, serious tone, Coleman would be sick. And trust me, look at that guy, he'd beef up enough to give The Rock a run for his money.
JohnLamb - 5/11/2013, 1:26 AM
He could be a good Luke Cage. I like him in Walking Dead.
sinthegreat - 5/11/2013, 1:58 AM
Damn why can the rock play damn near anybody?
PenditaMarah - 5/11/2013, 2:17 AM
Oh please....why everthing must be ROCK ROCK ROCK ROCK???is there anybody you can suggest,other than THE ROCK? Chris Tucker is Luke Cage for the godamn sake!!!
jazzman - 5/11/2013, 2:53 AM
i been sayinmg for day one Chad Coleman could be a good Luke Cage.


what a silly comment. all the actors u mention are in their 40s lol.
EarOne - 5/11/2013, 3:24 AM
well..he looks the part, and i don't mind the age. Luke's not necessarily supposed to be THAT young anyway. he's a late bloomer, let's say. so, depending on whether he's got a good comic timing, he's got my vote.
TheSoulEater - 5/11/2013, 4:02 AM

Too old?

Idris is 40, you know this right?
TheOnlyFanOfSentry - 5/11/2013, 4:41 AM
I'm sorry but every film The Rock is in automatically suck. Also Id like to see chad on agents of shield as Luke, considering they're going to get a series and all...
grabass - 5/11/2013, 5:06 AM
@novaprime is too young. He doesn't know no better.

Coleman was awesome in The Wire too. And hilarious in Always Sunny. Dude's got range. Great actor. He would kick ass as Luke Cage.
RexDartEskimoSpy - 5/11/2013, 5:32 AM
Sweet Christmas! What is with people thinking the Rock should play Cage? I love the Rock, but Luke Cage is the blackest black superhero ever. He's not half Hawaiian or whatever the Rock is.
jazzman - 5/11/2013, 6:09 AM
Turtlestrong - 5/11/2013, 6:16 AM
At first I couldn't see it, but then I was able to block out his hair, squint my eyes and I could see him playing Luke Cage. Go for it, make a movie, not a show, just because he's on the Walking Dead and I think a movie may work a little better than trying to shop a show around to a network, pilot, etc, etc. When maybe Marvel Studios could slide him between one of the phases, or a little after phase 3. Or better yet, maybe if they have enough money, they could just simply make it within MCU, regardless if he plays a role in the Avengers movies or not. The audience will know he's out there somewhere, and us comic fans will know that it will only be a matter of time.

only a show if he makes an appearance/guest spot on aka Jessica Jones or something and once he's done with Walking Dead (which I have no clue how things go for the character), then be a regular on the show.

And....I'm done babbling lol
Turtlestrong - 5/11/2013, 6:17 AM

Yes, I'd watch that several times over! Could be a good approach. Either solo movies both, leading up to Heroes for Hire. Or simply jump in the story with a HFH movie, right off the bat.
SunfireUrA55 - 5/11/2013, 6:18 AM
Goldberg for CAGE.
Race or staying true to the source material isn't a factor right?

TheRationalNerd - 5/11/2013, 6:20 AM
LUKE CAGE IS BLACK!! So please stop asking for the Rock just because he's huge! If anyone has ever read Avengers origins that'll give you a good idea for a Luke Cage movie! It kills me that's everyone's answer for everything

-The Rock (Who's being completely overused in Hollywood right now)
-Idris Elba (who's already been in two marvel movies)
-Terry Cruise (Who's too old for the role)

ATrueHero1987 - 5/11/2013, 6:26 AM
I say Hosea Chanchez should play Luke Cage
Inhuman - 5/11/2013, 7:12 AM
The Rock hands down would be the best Luke Cage. Make it happen
Inhuman - 5/11/2013, 7:14 AM
[frick] any of you if you say The Rock sucks!
supermarioworldE - 5/11/2013, 7:20 AM
Shit, why not? The guys definitely a good enough actor and looks the part.
supermarioworldE - 5/11/2013, 7:26 AM

You'll notice that many more of those characters are white than not.
supermarioworldE - 5/11/2013, 7:26 AM

Eh, The Rock is half-black, bro.
SageMode - 5/11/2013, 7:33 AM
Here comes the wannabe conedians everytime a black character is mentioned. The ones attempting to trying to be funny by saying choices for the role who aren't black are ignoring the fact that being black is a key element to Luke Cage background history into how he got his powers. Do your history.
jazzman - 5/11/2013, 7:38 AM

u do realise alot of black, asian, latino characters been played by white actors also.

Bane, ra's al ghul,terry fitzgerald, Fox from Wanted,etc.
jazzman - 5/11/2013, 7:41 AM

The Rock is also black for crying out loud. he is half black and half samoan. also he playd Roadblock in GI Joe a black character.
Inhuman - 5/11/2013, 7:44 AM
He is The Great One. He can play anything
KeefNCookies - 5/11/2013, 7:50 AM
Thank you for the transcript. Its most often preferable
Jackraow21 - 5/11/2013, 7:54 AM
If he gets on a major workout regimen and gets jacked then I think he'd be an excellent Luke Cage myself.
blackpantherfan - 5/11/2013, 8:20 AM
F%ck the rock. Get a black looking guy.
ChivesMcKay - 5/11/2013, 8:35 AM
He's perfect
DynamicDynamo - 5/11/2013, 8:43 AM
@novaprime Idris Elba is already Heimdall in Thor so he won't be Luke Cage too.

Why no one has mentioned Terry Crews for Luke Cage is beyond me.
Mr123 - 5/11/2013, 8:44 AM
He'd do a good job even though he's a bit older.

@BlackPantherFan man u stole my pic now I got to change it lol.
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