The Ultimate Blaxploitation Scifi Hero Finally Has A Movie

An African American man goes to prison for a crime he doesn't commit, where he's subjected to weird experiments at the hands of a scientist who tries to kill him. It could be a horror movie, but it's actually the origin of Luke Cage, comics' most famous blaxploitation hero. Transformers star Tyrese Gibson says he's still eager to play Cage in the John Singleton-directed movie version, which could also feature Cage's nemesis Diamondback. Marvel Comics' Avi Arad has said the Cage movie should be brutal enough to earn an R rating. Tyrese is still promising to bulk up to fill out that yellow shirt, telling SciFi Wire, "I'll have to do a lot of benchpressing, [because] Luke Cage is a lot to live up to." [SciFi Wire]