Mike Colter has been cast as Luke Cage.
Colter, whose previous credits include The Following and The Good Wife, will appear as the hero for hire in Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones. He is expected to then branch off into his own spin-off show.
Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg was understandably pleased with the announcement;
“Mike embodies the strength, edge and depth of Luke Cage. We’re excited to have him bring this iconic Marvel character to life.”
The two, along with other series stars Iron Fist and Daredevil, will end up coming together for The Defenders.