Luke Cage cast for Marvel’s bad-ass new Netflix show

Marvel reveal Luke Cage star for their Netflix show, spinning off from Daredevil & Jessica Jones

Luek Cage and his regular partner Iron Fist scrap for reasons beyond our ken
Luek Cage and his regular partner Iron Fist scrap for reasons beyond our ken

Filming may have officially wrapped on Marvel’s Daredevil TV show, but the rest of their Netflix empire is just kicking off.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Luke Cage – the steel-skinned street-level vigilante formerly known as Power Man – will be played by The Good Wife and The Following star Mike Colter.

Luke Cage star Mike Colter
Luke Cage star Mike Colter

Cage will initially appear as a recurring character in the Jessica Jones TV show, before spinning off into his own series and the site describes the introduction:

“During the course of an investigation in New York, private investigator Jessica Jones encounters the enigmatic Luke Cage — a man whose past has secrets that will dramatically alter Jessica herself in ways she could never have imagined.”

Daredevil will air on Netflix in 2015. You can buy Daredevil: Born Again by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli for £10.34 at Amazon.co.uk. For more on the comics that have inspired the show, pick up our 100 All-Time Greatest Comics bookazine now!