The LUKE CAGE Villain Shades is Confirmed to Return for Season 2
One of the main villains in the first season of Marvel's Luke Cage whose fate was left open was Shades. I actually really liked the character and it was fun to see how his character developed over the course of the show. Well, he'll be back for season 2! The news comes from Theo Rossi, the actor who plays Shades in the series. While talking to Parade.com, he was asked what was next on his slate and he said:
“Luke Cage is going down, [we’re in] season two. We’re pretty excited, it’ll be nice to get back into the swing.”
He went on to talk about how lucky he is to be on such a great series saying:
"Now that I’m on Netflix with Marvel, and to be on the number one show on Netflix in Luke Cage, it’s like cable television 2.0. I’ve been very lucky and very fortunate in my decisions and in the people who wanted me to be with them with things like Sons [of Anarchy] and Luke Cage … I honestly couldn’t ask to be in a better situation with the caliber of people I’m around. Walking on the streets that I skateboarded in and ran around doing graffiti in, it’s a pretty incredible feeling. There’s a memory on every street, on every block, and I get to be close to my family. It’s all perfect."
I thought the first season of Luke Cage was great and it'll be fun to see the hero's story continue in Season 2. It'll be fun to see how the characters will evolve and what their new story arcs will be. There's no word on what Shades will be up to when he returns, but it's safe to assume that he and Luke Cage will eventually face-off with each other.
Marvel will most likely premiere Luke Cage Season 2 on Netflix in 2018.