Marvel and Netflix have revealed who will be portraying Luke Cage in the upcoming Netflix series: Mike Colter. Colters most recent work is Halo: Nightfall, live action series directed by Steven Spielberg.
The reasoning behind the casting is that:
“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 be debuting as Luke Cage in the tv show A.K.A Jessica Jones. Per Marvel/Netflix: “During the course of an investigation in New York City, private investigator Jessica Jones encounters the enigmatic Luke Cage – a man whose past has secrets that will dramatically alter Jessica in ways she could never have imagined.”
The Jessica Jones series will debutin 2015. LUke Cage will get his solo show, some time after that. What are your thoughts on the casting choice?