May 18, 2013

Dwayne Johnson Still Actively Campaigning To Play Marvel's Luke Cage And Could A HEROES FOR HIRE Movie Actually Happen?

Dwayne Johnson (Pain And Gain, Fast And Furious 5-6, G.I. Joe 2, Hercules) is still pursuing his passion project playing Marvel's street level hero Luke Cage aka Power Man (via Twitter).There had been a movie in the works for years but ultimately was shelved. However, there has been recent rumblings of a possible Heroes For Hire film in development. Which could combine origins for both Power Man (Luke Cage) and Iron Fist (Danny Rand) having the two in one film instead of flat out solo films. Since the studio is backlogged already with numerous new projects having Iron Fist and Luke Cage in one film could help launch the characters sooner than expected. Also, it's possible that Cage could be apart of Avengers 2 as well.

At one point Dwayne's G.I. Joe 2 co-star Ray Park (Snake Eyes, Darth Maul, Toad) had been attached to play Iron Fist because of his extensive martial arts background and previously working relationship with Marvel (playing Toad in X-Men). I wouldn't be shocked to see the film as an action tentpole with Johnson and Park in the leads if the film ever ends up being greenlit.

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