Is The Wire's Stringer Bell the next Luke Cage?

We've been reporting on Hollywood's Luke Cage wannabes for years. But actor Idris Elba, famous for his role as Stringer on The Wire, may have actually scored the Marvel deal to bring the yellow-booted comic book superhero to life.


In an interview with Total Film, Idris Elba opened up about his next Marvel role in Thor, the Norse God Heimdall, but he also revealed that Thor was only the beginning of his relationship with Marvel stating:

"I have a picture deal with them (Marvel). I can't tell you much about that, but I can tell you I'll be back....
I wouldn't mind having a crack at bringing Blade back, personally...But erm, there's a couple of things there that they have... Luke Cage is... very interesting."

Teasing or not, we're not sure what other character Elba could be hinting at, especially since he just flat-out says "Luke Cage" — the superhero with super strength and super strong skin. There's no way Elba received a multi-picture deal to expand on the character Heimdall, so we kind of believe him. And why not? Everyone has been itching to do a Luke Cage film, plus it fits nicely in with the other smaller Marvel movies the studio wants to make.

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