We reported last month that Marvel unveiled plans for smaller-scale films within the Marvel Universe and it seems that one of the films may be casting already. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that casting for Luke Cage is under way. Here's a cryptic excerpt from the article.

"Speaking of Luke Cage, a.k.a. Power Man, I hear that there's more talk underway about putting the urban hero into his own film and that a notable Hollywood star is now having (very) preliminary talks with Marvel Studios about the property and its potential."

Tyrese Gibson has long been in talks to portray this title character, but it wasn't clear if Gibson is still in contention for the role or if they're looking at someone else for the role. We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further information on this film as soon as we have more information.