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We're Calling It! With 'Walking Dead' Casting, Chad Coleman Is Likely On His Way To Playing Luke Cage...

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by Tambay A. Obenson
November 21, 2012 12:11 PM
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Just a quick thought...

So can we just say that Chad Coleman's casting as Tyreese in The Walking Dead maybe indicates some kind of precognition, or let's say a set-up for his eventual casting as Luke Cage in the long-awaited, much-anticipated and discussed big screen adaptation of the Marvel character?

That's right, it's all already planned folks; Marvel and the producers of The Walking Dead are in cahoots on this thing. Marvel heard your cries for a Luke Cage movie, with Chad Coleman in the starring role (well, not all of you mentioned him as your top choice for the part; but many did - not only on this site, but across the movie and comic book blogosphere); and they had to think of a way to work Coleman into mainstream consciousness, so that by the time the studio is set to begin development on a Luke Cage movie, Coleman would practically be a household name, given the immense popularity of the TV series (The Walking Dead), and the prime, pivotal role he's been tapped to play in it - Tyreese.

Most probably know Coleman from The Wire, and nothing else, even though he's been working consistently since that series went off the air; although nothing that really attracted attention. And Marvel would probably prefer to cast a name/face that many are familiar with AND like - especially as Cage.

Coleman is such an underrated actor, and, as I said yesterday, the man's a stud! He emits strength on screen, and does it kind of effortlessly. There's a quiet intensity to him that I think most who know his work, appreciate, and he's able to make you care about the characters he plays, no matter who they are. Plus he has this *blue collar,* working man's air about him, that I think makes him a great choice for Luke Cage, who's sometimes known as a "blue collar superhero."

Look folks - it works out perfectly!! So humor me for a minute... Marvel hopes he blows up on The Walking Dead, making him enough of a *name* to cast in a Luke Cage movie! 

So you can forget Idris Elba, Michael Jai White, and all the other names that have been mentioned for the part; I think it's locked up! I think Marvel has made up their minds on this already, and have set in motion a plan to make sure they get their man - Chad Coleman!

It's all part of a master plan, I tell ya! I see you Marvel and Walking Dead producers; I see what you're doing there... alright now...

Ok, I'm done! And you can print that! 

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7 Comments

  • Donella | November 24, 2012 4:23 PMReply

    Tambay, if you like it, I love it!

  • Frank Holder | November 21, 2012 6:53 PMReply

    I love the thought, but this aint gonna happen. Trust me on this... Marvel does have a plan, and they have met with MANY actors about this film, and this guy aint it. He might be in the film with a role, but not as Luke Cage. Funny thing is, they have met with Tyrese over 7 times for the role and I get the feeling they don't like him either. Personally, I think it's going to be someone who has extreme cross over appeal.

  • ALM | November 21, 2012 6:26 PMReply

    Googling this brother in 3, 2, 1......

  • JB | November 21, 2012 12:46 PMReply

    Seems like a real humble dude. Hope this happens for him.

  • Darkan | November 21, 2012 12:18 PMReply

    I agree with you 100% on that one Tambay. I think he would do a great job as Luke Cage instead of having the same rehashed and stale names that are already used. Chad for Luke Cage! Let 2013 be the year of the "Return of the strong, masculine black man!!!

  • urbanauteur | November 21, 2012 5:13 PM

    Slam Dunk!!..;-) Great Actor...

  • Jug | November 21, 2012 1:18 PM

    Seconded! Chad is not just great on screen (he was hilarious IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY), but he's a Broadway guy too (JOE TURNER'S COME & GONE) so the chops are there. And remember when I said they can remake "A MAN CALLED HAWK"? The guys are there y'all! Just goes to show that the talent pool for Black Men is bigger than Idris, Mackie, Common & Tyler Perry.

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