Chatted to former NFL player cum actor Brian J. White (â€œFightingâ€, â€œThe Game Planâ€) this morning, whoâ€™s keen to let the world know heâ€™s ready and willing to play comic book hero Carl Lucas.
White, who recently returned from Canada where heâ€™s been shooting Joss Whedonâ€™s â€œCabin in the Woodsâ€, says heâ€™s been trying to snag the role of Luke Cage for years.
â€˜â€™I would love to be Luke Cageâ€, says the amiable actor, â€œIâ€™ve been saying it over-and-over again in the press for years! Those are the roles – Green Lantern, Green Hornet, Luke Cage. Thereâ€™s some other graphic novels â€“ some horror ones â€“ that I also like, but I really would love to do Luke Cage.â€
White believes he has the right build, as well as the acting chops, to front a movie like â€œLuke Cageâ€.
â€œI think I have the skill-setâ€ fit for a superhero movie, says White. â€œLike Iron Man, you have to be able to handle drama and comedy; you have to have the physique to be able to take off your shirt; you have to have a certain statue â€“ if youâ€™re 5â€™8 it doesnâ€™t really work so well, unless itâ€™s a small superhero â€“ and you have to have a certain athletic ability. Thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m angling towards. These are $150 million-dollar movies, so Iâ€™m trying to pay my dues, and do the work, so that I might get a look-in.â€
John Singleton (“2 Fast 2 Furious”, “Baby Boy”) has been loosely attached to direct the feature-film adaptation of “Luke Cage” for several years – – with Tyrese Gibson said to be the filmmaker’s favourite to play the title role. But with nothing set-in-stone, the role is seemingly still wide-open!
Meanwhile, White is trumpeting director Drew Goddard’s â€œCabin in the Woodsâ€ â€“ which he says is testing through the roof!
â€œ[Joss Whedon] has created a new take on the Cabin in the Woods formula and itâ€™s incredibly funny, itâ€™s gory, and itâ€™s smart. Joss is a mad scientist! Any genre fan is going to really, really going to love this. If youâ€™re even remotely a fan of Joss I think youâ€™re going to love it. I hear they just did a screening, and it went down very wellâ€“ he apparently hit it out of the parkâ€.
White was impressed with co-star Chris Hemsworth, the Aussie actor who recently snagged the lead role in Kenneth Branaghâ€™s â€œThorâ€.
â€˜â€™Heâ€™s a big deal now, because of Thor and Red Dawn. Heâ€™s fantastic in the film, but itâ€™s essentially anchored by Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford â€“ heâ€™s of course from The West Wing, and Jenkins is an Oscar Nominee for his work in last yearâ€™s The Visitorâ€.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.