By now everyone has heard that Marvel will be bringing Heroes for Hire & two highly anticipated Superheroes in Luke Cage aka Powerman & Danny Rand aka IronFist to Netflix. Now over the past few months since this was announced people have been shooting out their very own personal fan casts and things of that nature. While Im not one to knock anyones vision, I kinda see everyone posting the same actors. There are many actors out there who can take these two favorite Superheroes and bring the badass to the Marvel Universe whether it be on Netflix or even in the Cinematic Universe.
Ive seen everyone posting pictures of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Power Man & I have even seen people posting pictures of Idris Elba. I must admit this would be awesome...
It will never happen. For one Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is in talks with DC to play either Black Adam, Captain Marvel, Lobo or possibly even John Stewart (Black Green Lantern) & two he is a huge action star, whether people think he can act or not he makes blockbuster movies, so I don't see him being ok with a Netflix show.
So moving on, I think Omari Hardwick could play a great Luke Cage. He could be the Power Man we need & been waiting for. For those of you who don't know who Omari Hardwick is he was in Kick Ass, he was in the A-Team as well as the Guardian. But recently he has been playing Ghost, on the new hit tv show "Power"
If you ask me he has the looks & after watching Power I know he can definitely be that bad ass tough guy like Luke Cage is. He has the acting chops & can definitely pull it off... He is already doing TV Shows, so why not bring him to the Marvel world & make him our Luke Cage on Netflix.
Now next up is Daniel Rand aka IronFist
I see a lot of people casting Charlie Hunnam from "Sons of Anarchy" as their fan cast for IronFist. I agree with the majority of people and do think that he would do the character justice.
Charlie Hunnam would have to be my first choice to play Ironfist. If you never seen "SOA" (Sons of Anarchy) go watch it and then you may see why he has been everyone's first choice. He also has a background in Martial Arts so would be no stranger to beating people down as Danny Rand.
But since I am looking for an alternative here, I would go with one of two people.
My First Pick:
Thats right, Thor's younger brother Liam. I think he has the potential to be as big as his older brother. Not only is he young he's already been in some major action films to include the Expendables and some others and would definitely be able to pull this role off. He could even give Marvel more of a reason to bring him to the Big Screen. If Chris Hemsworth (Thor) had as much power as Robert "Tony Stark" Downey Jr. we could possibly see Liam suiting up as one of Marvels Heroes. Maybe he does. Who knows? But regardless I think he would be a perfect fit for this role.
My second choice would be Alex Pettyfer
He is an upcoming star that has already starred in movies like "I Am Number Four" as well as "In Time" aaaannnnnddd most ladies know him from "Magic Mike" regardless of the fact he has the looks, he is no stranger to action movies and can also pull this role off. If Charlie Hunnam and Liam Hemsworth couldn't get the role, he would be my 3rd choice.
So what do you guys think?