Barack Obama in Marvel's 'Luke Cage'? It would happen if Mike Colter had his way
Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year agreement with Netflix, wherein they will be producing films as well as documentaries.
President Barack Obama has made his appearance on many comic books, including 'Captain America' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man.' In fact, he had comic books specially dedicated to him, ranging from 'Presidential Material: Barack Obama' to 'Barack the Barbarian.' And, if Mike Colter has his way, the 44th President of the United States may get to appear in the live action version of the comic book universe.
Colter, who is the eponymous hero of 'Marvel's Luke Cage,' chatted with TMZ at LAX on Friday on revealed that while he tries to stay away from booking guest stars on his show, Prez. Obama may be an exception. Obama is in pretty good shape for his age and could make for a great action star or even make a cameo appearance like Stan Lee does in all Marvel films.
However, Colter has other plans for him – specifically, turning him into a villain. "I don't know he might have to change it up. He's been a hero a long time maybe he can be a villain this time," he said. If that doesn't bode well with the former president, then he can come for some good food and stay around for a cameo.
"We shoot in Harlem, we got a lot of good places to eat. He can come and do a cameo and we can have a bite to eat," the actor joked.
Colter's comments come in the light of the fact that former POTUS and FLOTUS Michelle Obama have signed on a multi-year agreement with Netflix, the very streaming platform which produces 'Marvel's Luke Cage.' So, it is not really too much of a stretch of the imagination to assume that he may pop up on a few shows that he like.
Back in May, it was announced that the Obamas would "produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features. These projects will be available to the 125 million-member Netflix households in 190 countries."
In a statement released by the couple at the time, they had revealed that it was their desire to "cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples" that inspired them to pen the deal with Netflix.
"Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership," the former first lady added. If not in the political sphere, it is great to see the Obamas use their reach and talents to inspire people in such a public forum.
Even as we await the content helmed by the both of them to appear on out Netflix libraries, there is the memoir penned by Michelle all set to be released on November 13 to look forward to.