Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa As Marvel Comic Hero Luke Cage, Vid.
Video Teaser: Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa Plays Marvel Comic Book Hero Luke Cage
Looks like someone wants to get a movie made about Luke Cage, the Marvel Comicbook hero - and perhaps that someone is the Old Spice Guy, Isaiah Mustafa.
The online magazize Super Hero Hype interviewed Isaiah Mustafa
SHH: Are you trying to get meetings with Marvel?
Mustafa: I've already had a meeting with Marvel. I talked to them and I told them that I was a gracious reader of their comics and that I wanted to be Luke Cage. So we'll see where they take it.
SHH: We see it, but why Luke Cage? There are a handful of heroes over there that you might be also right for, but why him in particular?
Mustafa: When you say "handful" you're not joking around, but it's because what's going on with him right now in the Marvel Universe. I think all their [early black] characters were these Blaxploitation characters - these jokey, clownish characters - but now they've really developed the African-American characters. Luke Cage has a lot going on. He's this man, he's got all these powers and abilities and he can use them to save whatever major city, but instead of doing that he uses them to help Harlem. He wants to fix his neighborhood, and that's what's so admirable to me. Instead of leaving and going someplace bigger, he stays right where he needs to be and tries to do the best that they can.
For the uninitiated, Luke Cage, Hero for Hire, aka Power Man. There are not that many African-American superheroes in the Marvel Universe (Black Panther is another) and Luke Cage has a gritty street appeal.
That Isaiah Mustafa would participate in a clever viral video a trailer for a potential Luke Cage movie, is perhaps not surpirising.
Isaiah Mustafa was the leading man in the enormously popular Old Spice commercials. He apparently penned this ode to Luke Cage, The Power Man.
Hello comic fans.
Look at your Luke Cage comic book.
Now back to me.
Now back to your Luke Cage comic book.
Now back to me.
Sadly, Luke Cage isn’t me.
But if enough fanboys demand that there be a Luke Cage movie
And demand that I play Luke Cage in that movie
Then I could make a 40-second Youtube teaser trailer
I’m super strong
Now watch the video.
Now back to me,
It’s not that good.
Clearly Isaiah Mustafa is hoping that comic book fans will check out that Luke Cage Trailer and perhaps more importantly, so will executives from Marvel Studios.
Check out the video trailer for a potential Luke Cage movie: