Over a month ago, it was revealed that the casting for Marvel’s Luke Cage was down to just two names, and now Marvel Entertainment has confirmed that Mike Colter will play the character when he debuts in next year’s “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones.”
“Mike embodies the strength, edge and depth of Luke Cage,” said Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. “We’re excited to have him bring this iconic Marvel character to life.”
“Fans have longed to see Luke Cage brought and in Mike we’ve found the perfect actor,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “Viewers will get to meet Luke Cage in ‘Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,’ and experience why he is such an important super hero in the Marvel mythos.”
Colter will star alongside Krysten Ritter in the series for a few episodes before transitioning to his own Netflix series at an undisclosed time. He can be seen currently in the Microsoft Entertainment original series “Halo: Nightfall” as Jameson Locke with previous appearances on “The Good Wife” and “American Horror Story: Coven.”
After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.
“Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix and is expected to debut in 2015.
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