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Idris Elba: Luke Cage has already been cast… and it’s not me

September 20th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Idris Elba is a bit of a legend, frankly.

And, as much as we’d love to see him in Netflix’s upcoming Luke Cage series as Cage – a role the actor has expressed interest in in the past – it just couldn’t happen as Elba is already part of the Marvel movie universe, playing Heimdall in the Thor movies (below).

None-the-less, that doesn’t stop the actor from being asked about the part; in a recent AMA on reddit, it came up again and he replied: “Uh, I think there’s an actor already signed on for it, fortunately or unfortunately.” 

So, while we knew the Pacific Rim star couldn’t play Cage due to Marvel’s ‘one actor, one role’ policy, it’s interesting to hear that someone may already be cast… #WhereIsTerryCrews?

Seriously though, if this it true we can expect an official announcement soon from Marvel.

Source: Comicbook Movie

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….