Isaiah Mustafa (you know, the Old Spice Guy) really, really wants to play Luke Cage

Let’s be honest here, Isaiah Mustafa is the Old Spice Guy. But, the handsome, literal horse back-riding spokesman wants the world — and the folks over at Marvel, especially — to know him as Luke Cage.

Mustafa, who has been campaigning to nab the big screen adaptation of the ’70s comic book superhero, recently released a mini-trailer of himself as a plea to play the fan-favorite character. (EW reached out to Marvel regarding Mustafa’s video bid, but they did not respond.) ┬áCheck out the trailer below:

Of course, Luke Cage could be a wildly coveted role, considering he’s one of the first African-American superheroes. But will Mustafa’s early jump on nabbing it work to his benefit? Besides the YouTube vid, how could he really sell this one? Perhaps his Old Spice body wash would serve as an extra protective barrier for Cage’s already-impenetrable skin? Not to mention, his Old Spice guy already had some superhero powers of his own (turning tickets into diamonds, swan diving into hot tubs, smelling delicious).

While we haven’t seen much of Mustafa’s acting skills beyond his hilarious Old Spice ads (though, you’ve gotta give the guy credit for actually making us look forward to commercial breaks), he certainly seems like he has the look and feel of the Harlem-born crime fighter pretty down pat. But no matter how good his acting skills may be, will it be possible for Mustafa to be known as anything else than the Old Spice Guy?

Do you think Isiah Mustafa would make for a good Luke Cage, PopWatchers? Look at me, now back at your computer, now back at me and let us know!

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  • Joe

    I’d watch that movie. Mustafa was on a couple episodes of Chuck and I liked him on those as well as the awesome commercials.

  • Dan

    That guy is such an arrogant d**chebag that I was hoping to never see him on TV again. Never heard of Luke Cage (or most contemporary superheroes), so I might be able to avoid him anyway.

    • Peggy

      Luke Cage has been around since the early ’70s. I don’t know if I’d call him contemporary.

    • Gene Pool

      @Dan – Are you trying out for another Hulk remake? Because you’re green with envy.

  • Pam

    I’d pay to see him in it. He’s so hot!

  • Sid

    I love him. I’d watch it for sure.

  • sherimoonzombie

    Oh yes, he’d do jusssst fine.

  • Clarissa

    Terry Crews please.

  • JAM

    didn’t Jackie Ealre Hailey do something similar to nab Rorshack in Watchmen. It worked for him and something tells me he’s got better acting chops that Terry Crews.

  • Juanita

    Terry Cruz?

  • Tony

    Sweet Christmas. I’d Watch that movie

  • Rin

    I think I’d watch him do nothing but sit in a chair for two hours…

  • Ron

    It worked so well for Sean Young….

  • Cookie Monster

    I’m sorry, but when I think about Luke Cage, I immediately see Michael Jai White in that role……

  • balut

    Michael Jai White should play Luke Cage, since he’s already Black Dynamite.

    • Gene Pool

      A lot of Daddys, er, superheroes are named Black Dynamite.

  • paige

    i agree with both Cookie Monster and balut. Michael Jai White was born to play that role

  • T

    Sweet Christmas !!!
    As long as Iron Fist gets to be in the film, sounds good, don’t forget the cameos from Tony Stark or Steve Rogers…maybe one of the X-Men like Storm or Wolverine…

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