The cast of “Shadowhunters” is gearing up for their season two premiere this week, and as a result, they’re sharing plenty of information in new interviews. In one though, two of the cast members, including Isaiah Mustafa, who was previously interested in a role in Marvel’s “Luke Cage,” revealed they’d be up for a role in a less supernatural project than “Shadowhunters,” like one of Marvel’s superhero series.

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Isaiah Mustafa wants to be a part of ‘Luke Cage’

Prior to Mike Colter being cast as Luke Cage for “Jessica Jones,” and then the character’s own solo Netflix series, Mustafa was one of the many hopefuls interested in the part. He even shared footage of himself in character on social media that his fans were excited about. Ultimately, he didn’t land a part in the project - yet. He currently stars as a werewolf and former Shadowhunter on freeform’s supernatural drama.

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The stars of Marvel’s four Netflix series are all currently filming a team up event series in New York, “The Defenders,” but “Luke Cage” has also been renewed for a second season. There hasn’t been any indication of whether or not showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker has already begun working on stories or casting, but according to a new interview with Mustafa for ComicBook.Com, he’s up for anything.

He told the outlet,”...why not?

Definitely, I'd play anything on that,” he said. “I just love the characters so much that I really just want to be a part of it in some way. Just get an opportunity to just play in that world, but I think the direction they went was probably the best direction they could have went. But yes, I would love to be involved in any aspect of any Marvel production. It would just be fun."

He’s not the only one.

Harry Shum Jr. wouldn’t mind playing a superhero

The former “Glee” star appears in “Shadowhunters” as the High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane. Easily one of the most powerful characters on the show, Shum’s fighting style involves lots of incantations and hand movements for the show as he casts spells, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t familiar with hand-to-hand combat.

Shum has previously appeared in martial arts intensive projects like “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” and “Revenge of the Green Dragons,” which combined fighting with dance, and he told ComicBook he’d be up for any role that came his way.

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A Freeform connection

If “Luke Cage” isn’t an option because of scheduling conflicts for the actors, which is always a danger when working on a television series, there’s always another project closer to home. Freeform will be the home of the Marvel television series “Cloak and Dagger,” which is expected to start casting in 2017 for an early 2018 premiere.

The series follows two characters from opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum who both develop superpowers after tragedies in their lives.

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The two eventually fall in love and go up against some of Marvel Comics’ most interesting villains. It will be the first Marvel series for Freeform, and with Shum and Mustafa already working for the network, they just might have an in for that superhero adventure.

Catch “Shadowhunters” when it premieres on January 2 on Freeform.

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