It’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.
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 Luther, The 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.