Today we have a video put together by Patrick Willems and Mike Curran, which takes a look at what would happen if two white guys got their hands on the rights to Luke Cage and decide to make a film themselves.
Such actors as Isaiah Mustafa (Old Spice guy), Brian J. White (DOA: Dead or Alive, Fighting), Tyrese Gibson (Transformers), Idris Elba (Thor), Dwayne Johnson (Fast Five) and UFC champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (The A-Team) have all expressed interest in playing the character. But why pay these Hollywood actors an enormous amount of money, when you star in the film yourself for free? And that's how a white Luke Cage was born.
And while Marvel would never cast a white actor to play Luke Cage, these types of moves have been done in the past. White actors have taken roles meant for Asian actors, and black actors have recently been cast in white roles in numerous projects, including "Iron Man," "Thor" and "Man of Steel."
pornflywrites: on September 9th, 2011 at 6:59:29 PM
Michael Clark Duncan was the only thing cool in Daredevil,they shouldv used him in Spiderman3 instead of killing Franco off
Avirexwrites: on September 9th, 2011 at 8:42:55 PM
Certain characters' ethnicities can be switched around because their purpose in the stories don't hinge on their backgrounds. Spider-Man can be a high school kid of any kind or shape. Black Panther on the other hand for instance is the chief of an African tribe, thus his ethnicity is more relevant and important.
Greatest thing to happen to Marvel in a long time. This is what happens when you f*ck around with our beloved characters.
markozwrites: on September 9th, 2011 at 10:12:18 PM
That's in top 10 of biggest craps I've heard of on WP.Samuel L.Jackson wasn't cast in a white role,but the role was based on Ultimate version of Nick Fury which is black and based on Samuel L.Jackson.Just like Hawkeye's outfit in The Avengers
Avirexwrites: on September 9th, 2011 at 10:23:32 PM
@Stapes No, you've got it wrong. The story is pretty well known. Around 10 years ago, quite a few years before the first Iron Man movie at least, a Marvel artist redesigned the Ultimate Nick Fury to look like Samuel L Jackson. Although Marvel didn't ask Samuel L Jackson for permission to use his likeness he said he was OK with it providing they cast him as Nick Fury if the character ever appeared in a movie again. (There was actually already a Nick Fury movie starring David Hasselhoff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joZODFleOaA ) I don't know if what he said was a joke or an actual deal but obviously he did end up playing Nick Fury a few years later.
telurwrites: on September 10th, 2011 at 12:55:45 AM
hey WorstPreviews, f*ck you for wasting my goddamn time with this sh*t. why on earth are you clogging your 'news' feed with dogsh*t like this, it was stupid and unfunny AT BEST. i mean, you might as well post every sh*ttily written and produced gag trailer that gets pooped onto YouTube if you're going to include this mentally retarded crap.... jesus
nawtntwrites: on September 10th, 2011 at 8:18:23 AM
I think Luke Cage should remain the same way he is and Michael Jai White or Terry Crews should play Luke Cage.
Okay, I thought Idris Elba was great as Heimdell in Thor despite that the character in the comic books was white.
Still it doesn't matter whether the character is black or white, the actor playing the superhero should play the character right and stay true to the comic books.
For example, look at Steel (1997), it had no explainition where Superman is and that Steel is a militray worker instead of a superhero made out of steel after Superman is killed off.
So no matter what colour the superhero is, the script should always stay true to the comic books and it's origins.
Rangerwrites: on September 12th, 2011 at 12:47:36 PM
@telur - an Asian superhero?!
What would their powers be... bad driving or accounting?