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We all knew it — “we all” being comic book fans — the first time we saw him in those Old Spice commercials: Isaiah Mustafa is the real-world spitting image of Marvel’s Luke Cage. Lucky for us then that he magically managed to leverage Internet celebrity and eventually actual acting work from his well-received (and fresh smelling!) ad campaign.
Mustafa revealed last month that he’s actually met with Marvel and discussed the possibility of playing Luke Cage in a long-promised movie. He expressed that he’s a fan and that this is his most sought-after role. Even if it’s not true, it’s a smart thing to say given how popular the comic book adaptations are these days.
Well, now Mustafa has officially taken his interest in Cage to the next level, with a proof-of-concept trailer that shows just what he’d look like as Marvel’s Hero for Hire.