Luke Cage: Update

Discussion in 'Marvel Films' started by Advanced Dark, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. 32CAGE

    32CAGE Well-Known Member

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    I think critical to Cage's origin was that he was convicted of a crime he did not commit. I don't like the idea of him committing a crime accidentally or otherwise. Secondly, in order for the movie to be successful it has to have cross-over appeal. IMHO it can just be a hip hop movie.
     
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  2. engen

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    Yeah That's what I meant by accidental- meaning that for the crime he didn't commit. He should learn from that. I think the film should definately be set in the hood: combining gritty realism with hip hop. Hip hop is world wide they'll be alot of kids checking out the film because of the comic book aspect as well as the hip hop. I don't think this film should be aimed towards the average comic book consumer: 20-30 year old white males.
     
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  3. blud_knight

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    i know wrestylers in movies are like anchovies on pizza, but this might work.[​IMG]
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  4. Franklin Richards

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    Luke Cage is Gold.

    Please let the sequel be Heroes for Hire.

    Crazy Black man! Kung Fu! This movie sells itself.


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    :ff: :ff: :ff:
     
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  5. Advanced Dark

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    No wrestlers or ex-football players please.
     
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  6. blud_knight

    blud_knight Well-Known Member

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    ^ fine hollywood trash all the way
     
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  7. Storm22

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    That's a ridiculous thing for the "Shaft" director to say - that people don't want to see a black superhero!!:rolleyes:

    We've already had Blade and Storm in superhero movies!
     
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  8. blud_knight

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    these are the smae dumbass people who say women can't be heroes. Look at Resident Evil, Milla is one of the most badass women in film history
     
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  9. Frico

    Frico The Man Without Fear

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    :up:
     
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  10. Manic

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    That is the best panel to ever come out of any comic book. Ever.
     
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  11. odiin

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    Uh... yeah.

    I would say to have an ACTOR act in a movie is probably the best choice. Yeah, I would definitely go with that.
     
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  12. Manic

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    No no. Let's skip over the need for talent, and cast people in movies based entirely on their appearances. Let's cast pro wrestlers for every superhero, and supermodels for every superheroine. Then every movie can be written by Simon Kinberg, and directed by Brett Ratner, and this whole genre of film will finally die a painful death.

    Nah, I like your idea better. Let's use actors.
     
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  13. blud_knight

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    all i am saying is that they will probably pick some guy who is either to old, or to fat for the part. They will do this because people go to movies to see actors with known names and not actors who fit roles. Snipes is 20 years to old.
     
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  14. odiin

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    Well it's a good thing Tyrese is up for the role then, huh?
     
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  15. blud_knight

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    ^ that I would be fine with
     
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  16. GL1

    GL1 It's pronounced "glee"

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    Hollywood is dumb and scared. If it hasn't been done before, they won't do it. Sony's not going to spend a dime on Luke Cage unless someone comes and shows them that a black superhero has crossover appeal, just like someone had to show people black sci-fi heroes have crossover appeal and black action heroes have crossover appeal. You should've seen the crap on Will Smith's Pursuit of Happyness. Studios wouldn't bother releasing it worldwide because no one had come and shown them that black people can sell movies.

    It's retarted and indicative of the spineless idocy of our society.
     
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  17. He-Man

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    Black movies can sale but you're right about studios being scared of taking chances. The movie Stomp The Yard cost Sony 13 mil to make it made 62 mil(just an example). So if Luke Cage does get made its going to be on a very low budget and not as some kind of big budget block buster superhero flick.

    I might be misunderstanding what you're saying about the Pursuit of Happyness though. It was released worldwide. It actually made over 300 mil worldwide according to boxofficemojo. Will Smith is on an entirely different level than other black actors (as far as crossover appeal). He's has a proven track record of making studios money so they will support films that he's in. Other black actors not so much.
     
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  18. GL1

    GL1 It's pronounced "glee"

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    Yeah, studios were finally convinced to release PoH worldwide, but there was a big fight about it, despite Smith's proven crossover appeal. And I don't think any other actor's crossover appeal has been disproved, but rather, studios just won't take the same chances on, say, Derek Luke or Columbus Short until they make 5-6 crossover movies. Studios never want to just admit "Hey, black people sell too!"
     
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  19. Hypestyle

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    i'm hoping the film gets underway soon (i.e., within a year's time).. Marvel "might" be biding their time until the option expires with Sony Films, so they can move it under their own studio..
     
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  20. Advanced Dark

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    Ok guys the script is done. Will Singleton do this first or Black Panther. Well he does have at least one film to do before starting either. Marvel got Luke Cage rights back but it is not part of the financed slate so Marvel needs to have it added to the Merill slate like Hulk & Iron Man, or get alternate financing. Luke Cage on the other hand does not have a ready script but financing is in place. LOL

    My bet...Luke Cage is added to the slate and starts filming early 2008 for a 2009 release and with be Marvel Studios 2nd film in 2009. Thor and Luke Cage.

    http://blackstarnews.com/?c=135&a=3595

    Here's the exerpt:

     
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  21. Manic

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    That interviewer sucks.
     
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  22. chamber-music

    chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    He didn't say people don't want see Black Superhero movies. He said the studio's are reluctant to fund or make them.
     
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  23. chiefchirpa

    chiefchirpa Haaa-rooooooo

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    Ok, give Singleton Luke Cage. Just don't double dip with Black Panther.
     
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  24. ANTOINE X

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    So what? There are not big budget movies like cap and spider man so there s maybe hope. Not at the same time of course.
     
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  25. ANTOINE X

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    The best would be Antoine Fuqua for Black Panther and Singleton for Luke Cage!

    To be honest I would rather like to see black panther first.
     
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