Marvel has decided to give us a special early Christmas gift this year, confirming they have cast Power Man, Luke Cage. Halo: Nightfall actor Mike Colter has officially won the coveted role. He will be introduced in the Netflix series AKA Jessica Jones for a few episodes before appearing in the Luke Cage series next year.
“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.”
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