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: I don't think Marvel MAXn so much as the 90s
: series, tight t-shirt, leather jacket and
: jeans. Make him as huge as he's supposed to
: be 6'6" and as wide as 3 people, he'll
: be unmistabable.
: As wide as three people? What three people
: are we talking about here?
: I think the only person with the
: "true" physique to play Luke Cage
: is Carolina Panthers DE Julius Peppers, who
: is 6'6", an All-Pro DE, and with enough
: athleticism to start for UNC on the
: basketball team. But a film is not just
: about matching the looks -- there has to be
: something there in the acting department,
: too. Tyrese may not be Oscar-caliber, but
: in the films I have seen him in, I think he
: has the necessary chops to pull of Luke Cage
: -- especially when you consider that the
: Cage of this film will need to be at his
: most mercantile and unapproachably hostile.
: I think part of Luke's charm is that he is
: not as big as the Hulk. He's a big dude,
: but he's in the class that if you saw him on
: the street you'd say "That's one big
: dude" and not "Holy crap, look at
: that freak!"
: The exact look of a comic book costume has
: yet to make it to the screen and work.
: Chris Reeve was not so far from making the
: costume look right, but from the neck down,
: as far as I'm concerned, one had to suspend
: I don't think you need a costume at all...
: if you want to have him wear a yellow shirt
: with his street clothes, that's fine. I
: would say jeans/cargo pants, a yellow shirt
: and some big black boots to complete the
: So get the right physical type for the
: character and find a way around the costume
: that doesn't betray the spirit.
: Tyrese is a pretty big guy; sometimes its
: not feasible to find someone who is a
: perfect physical specimin-match and still be
: able to recite his lines with any sort of
: competence. I for one would not mind that
: Luke stopped wearing the yellow shirt 16
: years ago. The first comic book cover of
: the 90s series showed him ripping it to
: Didn't his yellow shirt costume pop up again
: in the "Marvel Knights" team book?
: And he did "wear" it sorta on the
: cover of "Heroes for Hire" #1,
: even if inside he wore the white shirt.
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