Marvel/Netflix Cast Mike Colter As Superhero Luke Cage
Marvel Entertainment and Nexflix has announced that they have recruited actor Mike Colter has for the roll of Luke Cage, fan-favorite super hero in Marvel’s New series, JESSICA JONES. Mike Colter’s character, Luke Cage is a man with a mysterious past in Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones series is based on Brian Michael Bendis’ hit show Alias.
Mike Colter (currently starring in Halo: Nightfall ) character Luke Cage will star opposite Krysten Ritter, who plays Jessica Jones a former superheroine that tries to rebuild her life as a private eye and opens a detective agency in the all-new live-action television series set to premiere on Netflix in 2015.
According to Deadline, Marvel and Netflix will launch a new Luke Cage show, after Cage’s character is introduced as a supporting character on the Jessica Jones series.
Cage appears in the comics as a youth in a New York, gang called the Rivals. Who is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, he gains superpowers in the form of unbreakable skin and superhuman strength, upon his release from prison Cage, relocates to Chicago as a the plainclothes, Hero for Hire.
Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones, based on Brian Michael Bendis’ hit series Alias, which focuses on a superhero that suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and opens her own detective agency.
Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.