Suave. Confident. Pleasantly odored. You’ll have to add persistent to the list of adjectives you can use to describe Isaiah Mustafa, the Old Spice Guy. The dude really wants to play Luke Cage, so what’s he going to do? Instead of sitting on his duff and waiting for the project to happen, he already went ahead and shot a trailer for a LUKE CAGE movie… starring himself.
The clip's got the same city backdrops and general mis en scene from the photo shoot Mustafa did about a year ago to make his interest perfectly clear. Either the crew had some serious attention to detail, or maybe this was actually produced at the same time as the photos and it’s only now been made public.
Mustafa’s said that he’s met with Marvel about the notion. A few months back, he even played Luke Cage in one of Marvel.com's WHAT THE--?! videos. Seeing as how this is an officially sanctioned, licensed and produced video, I think it proof of at least some mutual interest... so maybe this whole crazy idea isn’t totally out of the question.== TEASER ==
But enough talk! More action! Enjoy the video below. I’m not even that big a Cage fan but, after watching this, I’m a believer. Dude punches through a wall to get at some goons! If you agree that Mustafa’s the living embodiment of the Hero for Hire, then you ought to go “like” the dude’s petition page at Facebook.