Marvel has confirmed that it has hired Mike Colter to play Luke Cage in the A.K.A. Jessica Jones Netflix series.
Marvel made the official announcement just before going on the holiday break, and Colter looks to be a great casting choice by Marvel.
“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.”
If you are wondering where you’ve seen Mr. Colter before, you may have seen him in the Microsoft series “Halo: Nightfall”, “The Good Wife” and “American Horror Story: Coven.”
I am going to bet money we aren’t going to see Colter don a silver tiara and wear a yellow shirt with the top unbuttoned to his navel, but go with a costume more in line with the modern look.
A.K.A. Jessica Jones, stars Krysten Ritter and will premiere on Netflix in 2015.