Derek Luke's Role in the Captain America Movie Confirmed

Posted by No_name_here (1247 posts) - - Show Bio
 An iTunes headset... today's equivalent of a trumpet?

We’ve been notified that Black Film’s confirmed that Derek Luke is playing Howling Commando, Gabe Jones, in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER.   Considering how Cap didn’t have a ton of African American colleagues in World War II, the possible roles were kind of limited, but it’s now been official confirmed.  Luke’s biggest role prior up until now is surely his turn as Antwone Fisher in the eponymous biopic, but he’s actually played a WWII soldier previously in MIRACLE AT SANTA ANNA. 

Like the rest of Nick Fury’s squad, Jones has a quirky gimmick —a trumpet to match that of his angelic namesake.  In the comics, he'd even play that trumpet into battle, but I get the feeling that will be one of the more fantastical flourishes that gets downplayed in favor of realism for the movie. I also suspect that the Howling Commandos will probably have the most revisions of any characters in the flick, with Dum Dum Dugan likely leading the outfit in Fury’s place and Bucky possibly being a member of them as well.  I suppose we’ll have to wait four months to find out (or maybe just until the full trailer rolls out?)
#1 Posted by Mr. Dead Pool (3026 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh.

#2 Posted by Billy Batson (59106 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mr. Dead Pool said:
" Meh. "
#3 Posted by weaponmaster (1415 posts) - - Show Bio

Good to know.
#4 Edited by Loki9876 (3305 posts) - - Show Bio

didn't know the character

#5 Posted by Grim (2184 posts) - - Show Bio

if they have a scene where he plays his trumpet while they sit around a camp.... oh! or if they have him play at Caps "funeral".... that would be nifty

#6 Posted by Jake Fury (21257 posts) - - Show Bio

Zzzzzz...
#7 Posted by HaHaManHV (384 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like him to play at the funeral, it'd be a good way of working in his gimmick. It's cool though to see that the Commandos are going to be in this

#8 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2135 posts) - - Show Bio

Sooooooo, I know this is big, but he might not get alot of mention in the film.
#9 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2268 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mr. Dead Pool:
lol
#10 Posted by KZR (504 posts) - - Show Bio

Was that supposed to be good news. Ok I'm bored now I'm gonna get a sandwich.

#11 Posted by FortressoftheMoon (685 posts) - - Show Bio

Derek luke......nice touch.  

#12 Posted by Sobe Cin (602 posts) - - Show Bio

So, this movie comes out in four months. Why are we getting new casting news. Shouldn't we just be pleasently surprised when the movie comes out and that Gabriel Jones was in the film, but now. I just don't really care.
#13 Posted by Sammo21 (718 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope they work a way for Bucky to become the Winter Soldier....would be a great villian for Captain America in the present.

#14 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never heard of this character before...

#15 Posted by HaloKing343 (1355 posts) - - Show Bio

What's this actor look like? Does anybody have a picture?
#16 Posted by Shadey (197 posts) - - Show Bio

The lack of respect for Gabe in here disgusts me.

#17 Edited by Osiris1428 (1424 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, not enough respect for Gabe. They put him in an episode of Avengers:EMH. I wonder of most of the detractors think this is just more evidence a "left wing conspiracy" for more diversity in Marvel films by putting him in the film?

 Derek Luke  
#18 Posted by Midnight Monk (226 posts) - - Show Bio
@Shadey: Truer words have never been said
 
Seriously so few people know who Gabe Jones is!? How disgraceful hell I knew who Gabe was way before any of the Howling Commandos. Hell I grew up watching this guy on TV on the Incredible Hulk TV Show. Any who doesn't know Gabe Jones should just cut themselves and get it over with
#19 Posted by zmanm407 (142 posts) - - Show Bio
@Shadey said:
" The lack of respect for Gabe in here disgusts me. "
#20 Posted by spystreak (2160 posts) - - Show Bio

eh this could go either way as I've never seen anything about this man or what he does the funny thing is hardly any african americans  fought in WW2 yet there was a ton of african americans in Vietnam so in essence there would be more roles for an African american in a Punisher film
#21 Posted by weaponmaster (1415 posts) - - Show Bio
@spystreak said:

"eh this could go either way as I've never seen anything about this man or what he does the funny thing is hardly any african americans  fought in WW2 yet there was a ton of african americans in Vietnam so in essence there would be more roles for an African american in a Punisher film "


There were no supersoldiers or nazis with red skulls in world war 2 either. But there were some black americans that fought. The Tuskegee Airmen of the 99th Fighter Squadron, the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Medium Bombardment Group were all black americans, so having a black amercian fighting in world war 2 is actually more historically accurate than, say, hydra....

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