"I would love to do Luke Cage" Crews reiterated. "I heard they finally green-lit that whole thing and I would love to do something like that."
Crews stated his desire to play Cage back in March, but the new interview reveals that Cage is only one of many characters he'd be happy to have a shot at.
"I have so many" he said. "I have to go back to Luke Cage just because he was our Superman. There were no African-American superheroes out there. He was the first. He was the man. He was the one. The only example we could look at. I remember then seeing Falcon and a couple of others. Even in the D.C. Universe there was Cyborg. But Luke Cage was the original one where you said 'This is me. This is my guy. This is the character.' So he's the equivalent to Superman for me. But I have plenty. Second to Luke Cage would probably be The Hulk. The Hulk was amazing."
The Luke Cage series will be part one of several connected Defenders series airing from Marvel on Netflix, beginning with Daredevil in May 2015.