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Terry Crews is ready to become a superhero—or at least, play one on screen. In an interview with Newsarama, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor talks about voicing Blade for the Disney Channel’s upcoming Ultimate Spider-Man Halloween Special, and uses this as a springboard to discussing his superhero dream roles. “One character I always thought I could play is the Thing from Fantastic Four,” Crews says. “Another character I’ve always loved as a fan is Colossus. If there was a way to make that happen that worked, I would love to be Colossus.”


Perhaps remembering the backlash against the campaign to make Donald Glover into Spider-Man, Crews is quick to point out, “You can’t make yourself President; the people make you the President. If people want me to be a part of this superhero genre, it’ll happen. People get what they want. I feel like we need to make new superheroes, African-American superheroes, that people would accept. Whatever I do, it has to be right—for me, for the character, and for the fans.” While Daniel Cudmore is already returning as Colossus for X-Men: Days Of Future Past, there have yet to be any official casting announcements for the Fantastic Four reboot. Crews fans, ready your “#crewsforthething” hashtags.

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