It was in 2001, during a promotional tour for John Singleton's
"Baby Boy", that the director confided to Sneak Peek, that actor Ving Rhames ("Pulp Fiction") was up for the part of Marvel Comics' superhero "Luke Cage". 10 years
later, Singleton is still attached to the developing feature, with names like Tyrese Gibson bandied about to play the lead.
Now comes a self-financed promotional video, starring former NFL Wide
Receiver, actor, Isaiah Mustafa, better known as the sweaty "Old Spice" commercial guy, who is actively lobbying to play the
comic book character.'Luke Cage', created by "Creepy" magazine writer/editor Archie Goodwin
and illustrator John Romita, Sr. of "Spider-Man" fame, first appeared in Marvel Comics' "Luke Cage, Hero for Hire" #1 (June
1972) :"...A man called 'Lucas' was
sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. In exchange for parole, Lucas clandestinely underwent an experimental procedure,
originally intended to generate immunity to all illness; instead, it inadvertently granted him steel-hard skin and heavier,
"After escaping 'Seagate Prison', Lucas
forged the identity of 'Luke Cage', becoming a 'hero for hire', super-enhanced private detective.
"Later he formed a business partnership with the
martial arts hero known as 'Iron Fist' in the Marvel Comics' series "Power Man & Iron Fist" and had a baby with 'Jessica
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Isaiah Mustafa as "Luke