Marvel Makes It Official – Mike Colter To Play Luke Cage

MikeColterFrom the "Didn't we already know that" file comes the official casting of Mike Colter as Luke Cage in the upcoming Marvel's AKA Jessica Jones Netflix series and subsequently a series of his own. According to Marvel's official announcement:

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.

Colter has appeared on The Good Wife, The Following and American Horror Story: Coven as well as currently appearing on the XBOX original series Halo: Nightfall.

Krysten Ritter will be playing Jessica Jones, the one time superhero whose short-time in the costume ended tragically and now works as a private investigator in New York City specializing in cases involving people with extraordinary abilities.

No release date for the series has been set but it is expected to start in 2015 following the release of Marvel's Daredevil.

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Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.