Idris Elba Reveals Why He Won't Be Playing LUKE CAGE In The Netflix Series

Idris Elba Reveals Why He Won't Be Playing LUKE CAGE In The Netflix Series

Idris Elba already plays Heimdall in the THOR movies, but he's made no secret about wanting to take on a leading role elsewhere in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Well, despite a lot of speculation, it clearly won't be as Luke Cage because the actor reveals that someone else has already been chosen...


Late last year, Luther and Pacific Rim star Idris Elba revealed that he had at one point talked to Marvel about playing Luke Cage on the big screen. It wasn't clear whether this was before or after he was cast in THOR, but many fans believed that there was a possibility he'd be chosen to play the character in the upcoming Netflix series. That clearly isn't the case however as he revealed the following in a recent AMA on reddit to promote his new movie No Good Deed"Uh, I think there's an actor already signed on for it, fortunately or unfortunately." So, it appears as if Marvel and Netflix are being very careful when it comes to revealing their casting choices in these shows, especially as word has it that Jessica Jones has also been found. It's a shame that Elba won't land the role, but it's understandable that Marvel wouldn't want to cast the same actor as two different characters. Hopefully Heimdall gets a bigger part to play in the third THOR, but for now, be sure to let us know who you would like to see play Luke Cage in the comments section below!
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