With the character Luke Cage moving to Netflix’s Marvel deal, this ship has likely sailed, but evidently “Pacific Rim” star Idris Elba was talking to Marvel about playing the Luke Cage half of the Powerman & Iron Fist duo (both of them are getting separate shows as part of the Marvel/Netflix deal).
“There was talk about Luke Cage at one time—I thought Luke Cage was a pretty interesting character,” Elba recently told The Huffington Post. “They were going to do it, but I don’t know what happened…”
Well, it’s called movie development that turned into a lateral move turned into into longform on-demand television via Netflix. As we’ve said, we think it’s a smart move. Luke Cage, Iron Man, Daredevil and Jessica Jones are more character based compared to their Thor and Hulk counterparts, and will work better in the episodic format Netflix will allow. As for rumors of Elba starring in “Jurassic Park IV” aka “Jurassic World,” he told Huffington Post they are just that: rumors. As you were.