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Chad Coleman ('The Walking Dead') Makes His Luke Cage Pitch

by Tambay A. Obenson
May 10, 2013 7:57 PM
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Last November, I playfully thought up a fictitious scenario in which Chad Coleman's casting as Tyreese in The Walking Dead was all part of a master plan to set-up his eventual casting as Luke Cage in the long-awaited, much-anticipated and discussed big screen adaptation of the Marvel character.

Here's how it all went, in brief:

Marvel and the producers of The Walking Dead are in cahoots on it. Marvel has a Luke Cage movie in its development slate, and want Chad Coleman for the role. So they had to think of a way to work Coleman into mainstream consciousness, so that by the time the studio is set to package its Luke Cage movie, Coleman would practically be a household name, given the immense popularity of the TV series (The Walking Dead), and what would be a prime, pivotal role he's been tapped to play in it - Tyreese. So... in essence, Marvel hopes he blows up on The Walking Dead, making him enough of a *name* to cast in a Luke Cage movie! 

That post was published last November, just as the recent season of The Walking Dead had begun.

Skip ahead to today, to an interview with MTV Movies, in which Coleman makes his interest in playing Luke Cage publicly known for the very first time (that I'm aware of).

He has some competition though - Idris Elba, Michael Jai White, Tyrese Gibson, and a few others, have all expressed interest in the part!

Here's the MTV interview with Coleman making his pitch:

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  • D.C. Kirkwood | May 11, 2013 7:15 PMReply

    About three or four years ago John Singleton was set to direct and Tyress was a shoe in cause him John Singleton are tight. I checked often on IMDB, but it never came to fruition. I heard the ROCK, my main man threw his name in the ring. He spoke about it on twitter. So somebody better hurry and sign a contract before Hercules get finished. Cause Dwayne wants this role and he has the box office numbers and physique to back it up. This ought to be interesting.

  • ALM | May 10, 2013 11:32 PMReply

    Chad, I'm not mad at you. I hope you get your wish.

  • Peggy | May 10, 2013 8:32 PMReply

    Director Ben Ramsey was working on this.

  • other song | May 12, 2013 9:55 AM

    really? I think he could do a good job. "Blood and Bone", outside of a weird Act 3, was a great movie. It was well written for what it was. and as much as I don't care for superheroes (particularly the Black sups - why are we still getting leftover trends but that's another convo) I loved Cutty from the Wire so I say 'bring it!'

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