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