Terry Crews who’s hit show Brooklyn Nine-Nine just got renewed for another season, recently sat down for an interview with Collider. He expressed interest in playing the part of Luke Cage in Marvel’s upcoming Netflix television series.
Crews said that he took himself out of the early running for the part, before the show was actually greenlit. He didn’t like the way actors were being pitted against each other, many of which are his friends. Now that the show is definitely in the works, Crews said that he hasn’t gotten any calls about the part, but he expressed a definite interest in the role, saying:
“Anything can happen. All I know is scheduling and all that stuff—anything can happen. I’m open to all kinds of things, but who knows? Actually I took myself out of the Luke Cage running a while back, just because it was people trying to put people against each other. [It was] Idris vs. Michael Jai and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute, this is not even greenlit! Can we talk to Marvel? Why are you talking to me? Don’t put me against my homeboy for a movie that’s not existing.’ I said, ‘Take me out!’
“I heard [it’s greenlit] but I haven’t gotten any calls. I’ve been hearing stuff like, ‘oh you’re too old,’ and I’m like, ‘Man do my work out 20 years ago and we’ll talk about who’s too old (laughs).’”
“Like I said, anything can happen, I never rule anything out. I’m game. There are no rules. What’s up, Marvel? I’m right here, baby. I ain’t goin nowhere. You know where I live!” (laughs)
The Luke Cage television series will be one of four series airing on Netflix that will lead into a Defenders crossover mini-series. The four series will star Luke Cage, Daredevil, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones, the heroes of New York City’s “Hell’s Kitchen.”
The project will begin with the Daredevil series, set to air in 2015.