Idris Elba Says That Marvel Spoke To Him About Being Luke Cage, Once Upon A Time

luke_cageIt’s a combination seemingly designed to burn a hole through the geekosphere but, according to Idris Elba, he once had conversations with Marvel about playing Luke Cage.

Here’s the quote from The Huffington Post, with thanks to Coming Soon for pointing it out:

There was talk about Luke Cage at one time – I thought Luke Cage was a pretty interesting character. They were going to do it, but I don’t know what happened…

Luke Cage is now destined for a small screen, Netflix series as opposed to a big screen movie. Maybe that is what happened.  Elba is definitely a man who embraces a good TV role – see The Wire or LutherThe Office, arguably even The Big C – but he might also be a little out of the Netflix series’ budget.

Or perhaps it’s going to be an expensive show and Marvel will start speaking to him again. That’d certainly be a prospect to conjure with.

But don’t think too hard about it right now. We don’t want the internet to catch fire.