Marvel Casts LUKE CAGE in Netflix Series
Now that principal photography on Marvel's Daredevil series is complete, the studio is ready to move forward with Luke Cage. According to THR, the studio has officially cast Mike Colter (The Following, Halo: Nightfall, The Good Wife) in the title role of the series. The guy is a great actor, and he definitely looks like he has what it take to play this badass role. The report offers up the following information about his character:
"During the course of an investigation in New York, private investigator Jessica Jones encounters the enigmatic Luke Cage — a man whose past has secrets that will dramatically alter Jessica herself in ways she could never have imagined."
So Colter will make his Marvel universe debut with a recurring role opposite Krysten Ritter in Jessica Jones before he gets his own series. It seems like there could be a lot of crossover with the two series. The only main character left to cast for Marvel's Netflix series is Iron Fist.
Everyone will eventually team up for The Defenders, which is said to conclude all four stories. I'm looking froward to jumping into this new world of Marvel superheroes. I hope these series kick ass!