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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:29 pm 
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Mike Colter Officially Cast as Marvel’s Luke Cage!

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Dec 22, 2014

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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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Cheo Hodari Coker Will Serve as Showrunner for Marvel’s Luke Cage

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Mar 31, 2015

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Netflix and Marvel Television announced today that Cheo Hodari Coker (Notorious, “NCIS: Los Angeles”) will serve as executive producer and showrunner of the anticipated series, “Marvel’s Luke Cage.” Coker is writing the first two episodes of the series that will premiere in 2016, everywhere that Netflix is available.

Most recently, Coker served as a co-executive producer on the second season of “Ray Donovan,” and prior to that was a supervising producer on the critically-acclaimed, fourth season of the drama “SouthLAnd.” Coker was a part of the “SouthLAnd” team that earned the show a 2012 Peabody Award. Coker also garnered a 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing for a Dramatic Series for his work on that show. Coker’s feature film credits include Fox Searchlight’s rap biopic “Notorious.” He authored the book “Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G.” as well. Coker started his writing career in journalism and was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and contributed to VIBE, Rolling Stone, Essence, among other publications. He is a graduate of Stanford University.

Mike Colter will play the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage, in the series, though he will make his debut in the upcoming “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” which is filming now.

Created by Archie Goodwin and John Romita, Sr., Luke Cage is one of the most popular street level heroes in the Marvel Universe who possesses superhuman strength and impenetrable skin. He’s also a friend and frequent business partner with Danny Rand aka Iron Fist, who will also be getting his own series on Netflix.


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Simone Missick Joins Marvel’s Luke Cage as Hero Misty Knight!

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Sep 02, 2015

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Following the news from earlier today that “Sons of Anarchy” star Theo Rossi has joined the cast of Marvel’s Luke Cage, Deadline reports that actress Simone Missick has joined the Netflix series as “Missy,” a character that the outlet notes is actually the hero Misty Knight.

Misty Knight made her comic book debut in “Marvel Premiere” #21, created by Tony Isabella and Arvell Jones. Originally a police officer with the NYPD, Misty Knight lost her arm in a bombing accident, but Iron Man himself built her a new bionic arm. The character has worked as a private detective with Luke Cage throughout the comics, even leading the Heroes for Hire at one point. Knight has also been one half of the Daughters of the Dragon with her partner Colleen Wing as well as a frequent love interest for Danny Rand aka Iron Fist.

Created by Archie Goodwin and John Romita, Sr., Luke Cage is one of the most popular street level heroes in the Marvel Universe who possesses superhuman strength and impenetrable skin. He’s also a friend and frequent business partner with Iron Fist, who will also be getting his own series on Netflix.

Cheo Hodari Coker (Notorious, “NCIS: Los Angeles”) will serve as executive producer and showrunner of the anticipated series, “Marvel’s Luke Cage.” Coker is writing the first two episodes of the series that will premiere in 2016, everywhere that Netflix is available.

Before the new series hits Netflix, Colter is set to debut as Luke Cage on the upcoming “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” planned to premiere on the service later this year.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:54 pm 
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Mahershala Ali Boards Marvel’s Luke Cage

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Sep 03, 2015

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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s casting update comes word, straight from Marvel, that Mahershala Ali (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, “House of Cards”) has signed on to play Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes on the upcoming third Netflix series, “Marvel’s Luke Cage.”

Just called Cornell Cottonmouth in the comics, the character, created by Len Wein and George Tuska, is not to be confused with Serpent Society member of the same name. A pimp and drug lord, this Cottonmouth made his first appearance in 1974’s “Power Man” #19 where he attempted to enlist the services of the Hero for Hire. Naturally, Luke Cage was not into working for a bad guy and the pair became fast foes.

The official announcement from Marvel describes Stokes as “a Harlem nightclub owner, [who] will become an unexpected foe in Luke’s life when Stokes’ criminal activities threaten Luke’s world.”

Mahershala Ali joins a cast headlined by Mike Colter (“The Good Wife,” “The Following”) as Luke Cage. Alfre Woodard (“Desperate Housewives,” “True Blood”) is also set to play the series’ central villain, believed to be gang leader Black Mariah with Theo Rossi attached to play a part that is allegedly the comic book villain Shades. Simone Missick also joined the cast yesterday in the role of Misty Knight.

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Frank Whaley Joins Marvel’s Luke Cage

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Sep 09, 2015

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Casting continues today on the upcoming “Marvel’s Luke Cage” as Deadline reports that Frank Whaley (“Under the Dome”) has joined the cast of the third Marvel Netflix series as Detective Rafael Scarfe.

“Rafe” Scarfe, a Lieutenant in the comics, was created by Chris Claremont and Pat Broderick and made his first appearance in 1975’s “Marvel Premiere” #23. The former NYPD partner of Misty Knight, Scarfe was of invaluable service in assisting Luke Cage and the other “Heroes for Hire.”

Frank Whaley joins a cast headlined by Mike Colter (“The Good Wife,” “The Following”) as Luke Cage. Alfre Woodard (“Desperate Housewives,” “True Blood”) is also set to play the series’ central villain, believed to be gang leader Black Mariah, with Theo Rossi attached to play a part that is allegedly the comic book villain Shades. Simone Missick also recently joined the cast in the role of Misty Knight, with Mahershala Ali set to play the villainous Cottonmouth.

Frank Whaley can be seen in the upcoming Paramount Pictures family adventure Monster Trucks. Also starring Danny Glover, Amy Ryan, Jane Levy, Rob Lowe, Lucas Till and Holt McCallany, it is set to hit theaters on March 18, 2016.


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Meet the Official Marvel’s Luke Cage Series Cast!

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Sep 16, 2015

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There have been a lot of recent casting updates tied to Netflix‘s upcoming Marvel’s Luke Cage series. Now, Marvel has officially confirmed a few of the recent Luke Cage series cast additions and you can learn more about who is playing who below.

Created by Archie Goodwin and John Romita, Sr., Luke Cage is one of the most popular street level heroes in the Marvel Universe. After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city–forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

Marvel’s Luke Cage Series Cast: Mike Colter as Luke Cage

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Before the title character of the Marvel’s Luke Cage series gets his own show, fans will get a chance to meet Colter’s Cage as a supporting character on Marvel’s Jessica Jones, premiering Friday, November 20 on Netflix.

“Mike embodies the strength, edge and depth of Luke Cage,” says Jessica Jones 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,” adds Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “Viewers will get to meet Luke Cage in [Jessica Jones] and experience why he is such an important super hero in the Marvel mythos.”

Marvel’s Luke Cage Series Cast: Simone Missick as Misty Knight

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“We know fans have waited years to see Misty Knight brought to life,” says Marvel’s TV Head Jeph Loeb, “so we had to find the right actress. Simone blew us away with her performance as the strong-willed cop on a mission.”

Officially described for the Luke Cage series as “a Harlem police detective who is determined to learn the truth about Luke Cage,” Misty Knight joins the Marvel’s Luke Cage series having made her comic book debut in “Marvel Premiere” #21, created by Tony Isabella and Arvell Jones. Originally a police officer with the NYPD, Misty Knight lost her arm in a bombing accident, but Iron Man himself built her a new bionic arm. The character has worked as a private detective with Luke Cage throughout the comics, even leading the Heroes for Hire at one point. Knight has also been one half of the Daughters of the Dragon with her partner Colleen Wing as well as a frequent love interest for Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist.

Marvel’s Luke Cage Series Cast: Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe

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“Frank Whaley has a wiry intensity that he’s imbued in Det. Rafael Scarfe,” said showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker. “He’s a great counterpart to Misty, and a wonderful actor.”

The official Luke Cage series cast announcement lists Scarfe as “a hard-nosed NYPD detective who partners with Misty Knight in their Luke Cage investigation.” In the comics, “Rafe” Scarfe, a police Lieutenant, was created by Chris Claremont and Pat Broderick and made his first appearance in 1975’s “Marvel Premiere” #23. The former NYPD partner of Misty Knight, Scarfe was of invaluable service in assisting Luke Cage and the other “Heroes for Hire.”

Marvel’s Luke Cage Series Cast: Mahershala Ali as Cottonmouth

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“Mahershala is an actor of extraordinary range and gravitas. As Cottonmouth he will really let loose,” says Loeb. “Luke Cage won’t know what hit him.”

According to the official Luke Cage series description, Stokes is a Harlem nightclub owner who becomes an unexpected foe in Luke’s life when Stokes’ criminal activities threaten Luke’s world.

Just called Cornell Cottonmouth in the comics, the character, created by Len Wein and George Tuska, is not to be confused with Serpent Society member of the same name. A pimp and drug lord, this Cottonmouth made his first appearance in 1974’s “Power Man” #19 where he attempted to enlist the services of the Hero for Hire. Naturally, Luke Cage was not into working for a bad guy and the pair became fast foes.

Marvel’s Luke Cage Series Cast: Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard

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“Alfre has an incredible, unique, and intimidating presence on screen that makes her perfect as a leader of the Harlem community,” says Loeb. “We couldn’t be more excited that an actress as celebrated and talented as Alfre has decided to join us on this adventure.”

Alfre’s Mariah Dillard is officially described as being a local Harlem politician and cousin to Cottonmouth. She is looking to bring a new era of change to the streets she grew up on. Her personal life and professional career are thrown into turmoil by both Harlem’s newest hero Luke Cage as well as her cousin Cottonmouth’s nefarious acts.

The Mariah Dillard on the Luke Cage series sounds like a new take on the comics’ Black Mariah, who made her debut in “Luke Cage, Hero for Hire” #5 back in 1973. The leader of a criminal gang called the Rat Pack, Black Mariah was never given a last name in the comics and, there, has no specific relation to Cottonouth.

Marvel’s Luke Cage Series Cast: Theo Rossi as Shades

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“Theo Rossi is a swiss army knife,” says Coker. “No matter what you bring to him, he has a tool for it–and he’s playfully unpredictable. His Shades will be someone you hate to love.”

Created by Archie Goodwin and George Tuska, Shades made his first appearance all the way back in 1972 in the premiere issue of “Luke Cage, Hero for Hire.” A convicted felon, Shades and his partner in crime, Comanche, escaped prison and came into possession of a visor that enables him to shoot optic blasts.

Marvel’s Luke Cage Series Cast: Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple

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The Luke Cage series cast is rounded out by Rosario Dawson, reprising her role as Claire Knight from Marvel’s Daredevil. She’ll also be back for the second season of that show and is slated to make an appearance on the upcoming Marvel’s Jessica Jones as well.

“We are thrilled to have Rosario in another one of our television series,” says Loeb. “Her performance as Claire Temple in Marvel’s Daredevil was astonishing and we can’t wait to see her shine in Marvel’s Luke Cage.”

In addition to serving as executive producer and showrunner, Cheo Hodari Coker is writing the first two episodes of the Marvel’s Luke Cage series. Look for it to premiere in 2016, everywhere that Netflix is available.


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Marvel’s Luke Cage Adds Sonia Braga as Claire Temple’s Mom

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Nov 24, 2015

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Marvel Entertainment has announced today that three-time Golden Globe nominee Sonia Braga has joined the cast of Marvel’s Luke Cage in the role of Soledad Temple, the mother of Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple.

“A character as strong as Claire needs an equally powerful mother, and with Sonia we found the perfect actress to deliver the stellar performance we needed,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “In ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage,’ fans will now get a chance to see where Claire got the fire we love her for.”

“Sonia Braga? Rosario Dawson? ‘Nuff said. I’m tuning in,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker. “When it came to finding someone who was both formidable yet possessed a light touch, Sonia was the perfect choice and has been a Godsend.”

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city–forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

Colter leads a cast that also includes Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe, Mahershala Ali as Cottonmouth, Theo Rossi as Shades, and Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard.

Cheo Hodari Coker (Notorious, “NCIS: Los Angeles”) will serve as executive producer and showrunner of the anticipated series, Marvel’s Luke Cage. Coker is writing the first two episodes of the series that will premiere in 2016, everywhere that Netflix is available.

Created by Archie Goodwin and John Romita, Sr., Luke Cage is one of the most popular street level heroes in the Marvel Universe who possesses superhuman strength and impenetrable skin. He’s also a friend and frequent business partner with Danny Rand aka Iron Fist, who will also be getting his own series on Netflix.


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