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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Luke Cage and Jessica Jones Cast For Netflix TV Series!


We're just getting all sorts of casting confirmations near the end of this year aren't we? Not to say it's a bad thing. It's definitely a good thing for us comic fans.

Just in time as well. We've been waiting on pins and needles for who will be cast as Marvel's Luke Cage for the Netflix TV series. Well, at least, I have, and it seems reports are pointing to actor Mike Colter. 

Marvel.com has just confirmed that Breaking Bad star Krysten Ritter has been cast as Jessica Jones from the Alias comic fame, and apparently she won the role because producers felt the actress had great chemistry with Mike Colter. If Mike Colter isn't Luke Cage, why cast an actress who has great chemistry with him, right?

Marvel has yet to confirm Colter as Luke Cage, but I think it's in the bag for Colter getting the role of Luke Cage. As us comic fans know, chemistry between Luke Cage and Jessica Jones is extremely important as the two Marvel characters did end up getting married in the comics.


As for Mike Colter, he acted in the Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby film and was the character of Big Willie Little. No doubt that the six-foot-three actor can definitely look the part of Luke Cage Powerman.

The character of Jessica Jones was created by Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos and debuted in the Marvel Max imprint series Alias. She was present when Peter Parker got bit by the radioactive spider and had a crush on Johnny Storm.

Also afflicted by radiation, Jessica Jones gained superhuman strength and limited invulnerability. She also acquired the power of flight.

Luke Cage was created by Archie Goodwin and John Romita Sr. He grew up in New York City's tough Harlem neighborhood and was a one time street hoodlum. Luke Cage would later be arrested and sent to Seagate Prison. While there, he becomes the target of a sadistic prison guard named Albert "Billy Bob" Rackman and is recruited by Dr. Noah Burstein for an experimental cell regeneration project based on a variant of the Super-Soldier process.  

During the experiment Rackman messes with the controls hoping to maim or kill Cage, but instead this act, makes the process exceed far beyond its intentions. Luke Cage is endowed with super human strength and durability as a result of Rackman's diabolical scheme.

It's been reported that Luke Cage will appear in a few episodes of the Jessica Jones Netflix TV series before spinning off into his own series. All we need now is Iron Fist to be cast, and it's pretty sure that Iron Fist will also be introduced prior to his own Netflix series as well. Most likely in the Luke Cage Netflix series.

Things are getting exciting on the Marvel/Netflix front for sure. If you want more comic book movie news, just click the link and get some!

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