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Idris Elba Wants to Play Blade and Luke Cage

Posted: October 5th, 2010 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Idris Elba Wants to Play Blade and Luke CageSubmit Comment
In an interview with TotalFilm, Idris Elba (RocknRolla, "The Wire") revealed that he has a picture deal with Marvel, hinting that the studio is considering him for some big role, other than returning as Heimdall, the characters he plays in "Thor."

When pushed for answers, Elba only commented on which Marvel superheroes he would like to play. "I wouldn't mind having a crack at bringing Blade back, personally," he explained. "But there's a couple of things there that they have... Luke Cage is very interesting."

I'm not sure if Marvel owns movie rights to Blade, but they definitely own Luke Cage and the studio has been working on bringing the character to the big screen after "The Avengers" hits theaters in 2012.

Source: TotalFilm


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realgirl76 writes:
on October 5th, 2010 at 7:46:30 PM

He's actually a pretty good choice to play either
trailertrash writes:
on October 5th, 2010 at 8:00:02 PM

Still like to see Wesley return as Blade , but Idris could be Luke Cage ...
Stuntastic writes:
on October 5th, 2010 at 8:41:10 PM

@trailer: I'm with u on that one it's pretty hard to imagine Blade without Wesley, but out of all the actors out there he definitely has the build and acting chops to back it up.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on October 5th, 2010 at 8:46:12 PM

Idris Elba Wants to Play Blade and Luke Cage ... Problem solved ...

One night, Luke Cage gets bitten by a vampire in a clan of ninjas that fight him (as Power Man) and Daniel "Danny" Reid as Iron Fist (played by Ray Park or that other bald guy that was in the District 13 movies), loses his memory of who he was ... stumbles into Whistler (still played by badass Kris Kristofferson, with Chuck Norris or Sam Elliott as backup) and becomes Blade, when the real Blade, born of a half human/half vampire mother dies from a bad fight.

See, problem solved.

Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on October 5th, 2010 at 8:46:49 PM

^ Actually, I agree with you guys.

He's better off as Luke Cage.
YoungChris writes:
on October 5th, 2010 at 9:10:29 PM

To tell u the truth, I don't like that mother lover ..4 real
CCBlev writes:
on October 5th, 2010 at 9:26:42 PM

Wesly IS Blade!! nuff said.
rabid writes:
on October 5th, 2010 at 10:05:55 PM

Elba would be great as either. If he played Blade, I'd hope that he dusted off his British accent. That's one thing the Snipes version got wrong.
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on October 5th, 2010 at 10:28:03 PM

Got no problem with him in either role..most of what he has been in (movie wise) he has been great..him along with Chris Evans & Jason Patric were the only decent things in "The Losers" and he was really good in the sh*t vehicle for Beyonce that was "Obsessed"
JUST SMILE AND BLOW ME! writes:
on October 5th, 2010 at 10:35:05 PM

@rapid I didn't know Blade was British and you obviously didn't know Idris Elba was either, lol! That's his regular accent so no need to "dust it off".
Cd_Smith0 writes:
on October 5th, 2010 at 10:45:18 PM

Marvel needs to stop hiring the same damn actors for different roles....I thought the whole big plan from marvel was to eventually combine all the superheroes in the same universe movie wise.
Cd_Smith0 writes:
on October 5th, 2010 at 10:46:21 PM

I agree with everyone. Snipes will always be blade to me.
Flav writes:
on October 6th, 2010 at 12:04:13 AM

Hell yeah! great choice. Very solid actor IMO!
spider-man writes:
on October 6th, 2010 at 12:07:41 AM

i say luke cage is perfect for him, and it could work sense Heimdall is in a way a secondary character
spider-man writes:
on October 6th, 2010 at 12:08:07 AM

blade should go the old spice guy hahaha
ACTIONFIGURE writes:
on October 6th, 2010 at 12:19:15 AM

He'd make a bitchin Blade...get Neil Marshall to direct...could be bad ass...
VDODSON writes:
on October 6th, 2010 at 1:53:24 AM

Wesley is still in great shape, there is no need to replace him as Blade. It wasnt his fault they gave him sh*t to work with in the third movie. Idris is a damn good actor, if he bulked up I see no reason for him not to play Cage.
jono13_13 writes:
on October 6th, 2010 at 3:29:46 AM

Michael Jai White should do blade
ceerow writes:
on October 6th, 2010 at 9:06:31 AM

Michael Jai White should BE BLADE, LUKE CAGE and BLACK PHANTER
acreshakers writes:
on October 6th, 2010 at 12:05:17 PM

@CC Wes Snipes is Blade? Hmm ya that'd be great except for the fact he's in jail...he's got a little thing against paying taxes...it's a millionaire thing you wouldn't understand!

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