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Mike Colter Doubts Luke Cage Will Be In Marvel Movies

There's apparently one wall that even Luke Cage can't break down: the barrier between Marvel TV shows and movies set in the MCU.

Mike Colter, who plays the Harlem-based superhero on the new Netflix series, told New York radio show Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM (via CBM) that he thinks it's unlikely Cage or any of the other members of the Defenders (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist) will make the leap to the big screen–and he's okay with it. But it's not due to the rumored tension between Marvel's film and TV divisions (via ScreenRant), it's because he believes the show's mature tone doesn't match the more family-friendly one of the MCU flicks.

"What we do is really unique,' Colter said. "We're adult kind of oriented. We're not PG-13. We're not really for the mass audiences. [The show isn't] crowd pleasing, family oriented. We have sex scenes. We have, you know, adult situations. And while I think it'd be nice to be in the films, I don't know if we want to dilute what we're doing that makes us very unique."

He also said that the different production schedules for movies and TV shows only complicates matters. "They schedule movies years in advance, [and] we're shooting TV series year round," he said. "It's very tough to just kind of make things just work the way you want to because it's just so much going on."

Still, Colter wouldn't be opposed to bringing Luke Cage to battle alongside Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America. "You know Marvel," he said. "If they can make it work, I'm sure it'd be nice." And if you watched the series premiere, you likely caught a few references to the "other fellas" who fight crime downtown, which certainly opens the door for crossovers in the future.

Watch the interview above and check out which legendary director wanted to make a Luke Cage movie back in the '90s.