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Moritz Wants Foxx for Luke Cage
April 19, 2005
Producer Neal Moritz gave an update on Luke Cage to About.com:
Who would you like to play Luke Cage?
Have you met with Jamie Foxx on the Luke Cage project?
I talked to him about it, yeah. I don't know if it'll happen but I know he's wanting to do it.
Does Jamie Foxx read the Luke Cage comic books?
He likes them, yes.
Since Luke Cage is a lesser known comic book superhero, would you sell it as a comic book movie or just a cool character?
I'd sell it as a character.
John Singleton is attached to direct the Marvel comic book adaptation for Columbia Pictures.
I like Jaime Foxx. I do not see him as Cage. Original rumors that had 50 cent playing Cage actually held my interest. I'm not a fan of 50' Cent as a person but he'd probably make the best Power Man.
The fact that Moritz wants Foxx leads me to believe he doesn't even read the comics and just wants a big name to play the character.