Isaiah Mustafa Lobbys For Role In Luke Cage Season 2


Isaiah Mustafa, star of Freefrom’s Shadowhunters series and otherwise known as ‘The Old Spice Guy,’ fancies his chances of landing a role in the second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage.

Word comes by way of, who quizzed Mustafa about the standalone series and, more specifically, whether the actor would consider dipping his toe in the superhero genre. Turns out a foray into Marvel’s small-screen universe is something Mustafa would consider, after the Shadowhunters star admitted that he would “love to be involved in any aspect of any Marvel production.” Such is the draw of costumed heroes in 2016.

Per Comic Book:

“I mean, why not? Definitely, I’d play anything on that. I just love the characters so much that I really just want to be a part of it in some way. Just get an opportunity to just play in that world, but I think the direction they went was probably the best direction they could have went. But yes, I would love to be involved in any aspect of any Marvel production. It would just be fun.”

This isn’t the first time Isaiah Mustafa has tossed his proverbial hat into the ring for Luke Cage. Before Mike Colter was cast as Marvel’s Hero for Hire, Mustafa was one of the many actors in contention for the title role, and even Tweeted out a fan-made teaser trailer when speculation was rife. Alas, Colter was the one to land the gig, but it seems Mustafa may have his due. Are you listening, Marvel?

Netflix ordered a second season of Luke Cage earlier this month, but 2017 belongs to Iron Fist, The Punisher and the all-important Defenders team-up series. That means Mike Colter’s Power Man isn’t likely to return until late 2018 at the earliest, but tell us, what are your hopes for the show’s sophomore run? Sound off below and let us know!