There has been a lot of talk for many years now, about the possibility of Marvel making a Luke Cage movie, with fans giving plenty of possible names for who should play the role. One name that has popped up on many occasions, is Luther actor Idris Elba and it seems that he almost did play the role.
It was recently confirmed that Marvel will bring a Luke Cage series to Netflix and, while Idris Elba would not discuss whether he could play the character in the new series, he did admit that a Luke Cage movie was actually almost made and that he was in line to play the character on the big screen.
Elba was chatting to the guys over at The Huffington Post, when he explained to them, "There was talk about Luke Cage at one time -- I thought Luke Cage was a pretty interesting character. They were going to do it, but I don't know what happened..."
Idris Elba has made a great impression on viewers around the world, with many tipping him for a variety of different roles. As well as fans calling for Idris Elba to play Luke Cage, they are also calling for him to be the first black James Bond.