Although Terry Crews has the physique of a superhero he has yet to play one. Well that’s changing this weekend when he voices the Marvel’s Blade for Disney Channel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Halloween Special. Set to air Saturday October 5 at 9pm/8c, this prime-time hour-long episode puts Crews’ Blade alongside Spider-Man and a host of supernatural characters out of Marvel Comics into a face-off with the biggest horror icon of them all, Dracula.
In an interview with Newsarama, Crews mentions two comic book characters that he would like to play:
“One character I always thought I could play is the Thing from Fantastic Four,” Crews said. “Another character I’ve always loved as a fan is Colossus. If there was a way to make that happen that worked, I would love to be Colossus.”
However Crews knows that he can’t just step into the role without some fan approval.
“You can’t make yourself President; the people make you the President. If people want me to be a part of this superhero genre, it’ll happen. People get what they want.”
What of Luke Cage that often gets mentioned with his name?:
“Some people bring up Luke Cage, but honestly I have to step out of that because Marvel’s never really expressed an interest in making it. If Marvel hasn’t expressed interest in it, why should I? I’m interested in actually doing a character that’ll see the light of day; that’s one of the reasons I chose to do Blade here. I don’t want to be a part of something that’s going to sit on the shelf and never get made.”
But what if Crews doesn’t get a role? He says he’ll get original:
“I feel like we need to make new superheroes, African-American superheroes, that people would accept. Whatever I do, it has to be right – for me, for the character, and for the fans.”
What role do you want to see Terry Crews take get?