In a desperate attempt raise his profile and possibly earn him a shot at the lead role in Marvel’s not yet greenlit or even announced Luke Cage movie, ‘Old Spice guy’ Isaiah Mustafa put together this little teaser trailer with him in the role.
Luke Cage was a streetwise youth named Lucas 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, enhanced muscle. After escaping prison, he forged the identity of “Luke Cage” becoming a “hero for hire. a sort of super-enhanced private detective.
Sadly for Isaiah his valliant effort to fill the African American superhero’s shoes is hamstrung by the cheesy scenes on show which remind this writer of a time when they used to make TV movies out of Marvel superheroes in the late 80s early 90s. Take a look and you decide. Do you think he’s got what it takes?
To me these grand self promotion attempts have always come off as a rather sophisticated ‘jumping around in your room thinking you are your favourite superhero’, or a ‘big budget Star Wars Kid’ if you will.