This is for all Marvel Fans out there and Action movie buffs. One of the all time favourite Marvel characters back in the 70’s and 80’s were during the Blaxploitation ages. In a time when Afro was the DO of the decade,Wearing heavy chains around the neck (This was the Beginning of BLING-BLING! )Like Mr-T, Bruce Lee’s Kung Foo fightin machine and became the cat whose fast as lightinin!!! and everybody was calling everyone MAN…
During this time, there was funk music, there was soul and there was Martial Arts all over America. The hippie generation was about to begin right at turn of the Vietnam war. During this setting, a man name Carl Lucas in New York city who worked a bouncer for a club suddenly found himself guilty by the law for a crime he did not commit. They placed him in a high security jail cell called Seagate. There he was subjected to undergo a new procedure in therapy. It involved him being part of the Weapons Project by a secret organisation.Remember Weapon X theory for Logan ? Well they intended for Carl Lucas to be immune by all manners of disease, instead the procedure left him with New Found results.
Carl Lucas was accidently provided with Steel Hardderned skin, heavier muscles all over his body. A new and successfull super soldier serum was found. With his new found powers he escapes Seagate prison and changed his identity. Now he goes around with the name : Luke Cage.He starts his new job as a super powered private investigator.
Way back in the late 1960’s in Tibet, An american entrepreneur by name of Wendell Rand conducts a research study and discovers the Lost mythical city of K’un L’un. With this discovery he returns back to New York city and becomes wealthy. He marries Heather Duncan and has a son by the name of Daniel. When Daniel was 9 yrs old his father took his wife heather and his business partner Harold Meachum to locate and find K’un L’un again. This time however the expedition becomes awry, Daniel slipped in the mountains and nearly plunged to his death. His father Wendell caught him just in time, while Harold who is at a higher point becomes devious. He suddenly cuts to rope that holds Wendell, and he falls into a gorge, but he offered to help daniel and heather. Heather refused his help and both Daniel was set loose in the snowy mountain top.
Lost and alone danny and heather traversed the mountains as they came up to a wooden rope bridge, suddenly they find themselves ambushed and attacked by wolves. Heather throws herself in front of danny to save her son, then Archers who come from K’Un L’un tries to save both mother and son. Unfortunately one of the arrows misses its mark and hits heather. The archers rushes down and save the grieving boy Danny. In the city he meets the master Yu-Ti and learns the skills of Martial Arts. Through many years of training he reaches the graduation stage. To graduate however he needs to defeat a Dragon named Shou Lou. After fighting earnestly he finnaly drives his fist deep into the dragons heart. His thrust suddenly gave him his new found powers. His chest was suddenly tattoed with the dragon crest to commemorate his victory and he gains his power of the of fist becoming as hard as titanium steel iron. After his graduation, he now heads back to New York City to hunt down his fathers killer, Harold Meachum. Harold is now the CEO of Meachum industries, with vengeance Daniel Rand dons his ceremonial suit and becomes IRONFIST.
An attempted murder case involving some thugs who tried to kill an innocent lady, narrowingly escaping this lady seeks the help of Luke Cage to track down her stalkers. Luke cage’s investigation leads to a gang that is owned by meachum industries. He beats up some of the gang thugs, during the tussle he sees this Ninja looking dude with Green and Yellow suit trampling all of the thugs in quick succession. Luke cage meets up with this ninja and they join hands in thier investigation. This is the Beginning of new era. The era of POWERMAN & IRONFIST !!!
Now this could be 1 solid treatment for a Hollywood based movie. I have always dreamed of PowerMan Ironfis movie being quite Dark, grimy and gritty. Below is my ROLE CALL Casting for this movie.
Luke Cage / Powerman : Kevin Grevioux
Kevin Grevioux is popularly known as the deep voiced and muscular Lycan known as RAZE in the Underworld Saga. His deep voice, bald headed and muscular body somehow Fits in Just like a glove for Luke Cage’s character.
Daniel Rand / IronFist :Ray Park
Ray Park has always been a fan favourite to play IronFist, I guess Im going for him too. His exceptional performance as the Sith Apprentice DARTH MAUL in Star Wars EP 1 Phantom Menace and his performance as the mutant TOAD in X-Men 1 has given him the top vying position. I really dont see anyone else coming close.
D.W Griffith : Eric Balfour
Dont ask me why, I was even thinking about Macaulay Culkin….but judging his screen appearance in Skyline, I think he could be in the running.
Dr Claire Temple : Freema Agyeman
Freema is has a talent for being really classy, beatifull and at the same time intelligent. Since she has a good experience in playing as a lawyer in Law & Order UK, I think that hands-on experience will work well. Plus side, her looks and height could be such a match for Kevin.
Harold Meachum : Andy Garcia
Yup none other than Vincent Mancini himself….He is one of THE MOST appreciated and respected actors in hollywood. Howver we dont get to see him that often nowadays. I feel for this character it may be a very strong and powerfull way to re-instate him in a big way. Andy Garcia will prove yet another Hollywood big wig in a superhero based movie. We have seen Anthony Hopkins as Odin in Thor, Tommy lee jones in the upcoming Captain America, and to see Andy Garcia in PowerMan and Ironfist would be sweet!
Director : James McTeigue
I love the way he made Ninja Assasin, that brough the gritty and dark hues of the movie. The same movie could have been a total turkey if left to a newbie. But James made it so epic that it still remains as one of the very few Ninja based movie that will leave an impression. With a solid cast such as this, Im sure James would prove to be quite capable of handling this movie well.
With the help of Marvel Studios / Disney I am sure that they could bring Powerman Ironfist really BIG into the cinema’s worldwide. This casting is just a hunch, it could made better. but RAY PARK MUST BE IRONFIST….Kevin could be replaced. Some of my other casting for Powerman inlcudes Terry “Expendables” Crews, Micheal “Spawn” Jai white, Tyrese “FastNFurious” Gibson, 50Cent, Djimon Hansou (Blood Diamond fame), or even Isaiah Mustafa( There is Talks that he may have ALREADY been casted as Luke cage in a planned Marvel Venture !!! )
So there you go….Hope you find my casting role call cool.