'Marvel's Luke Cage' Spoilers: Will Mike Colter, Theo Rossi Meet Netflix's Earth-616/Shades?

By Jorge Solis (j.solis@mstarsnews.com) | Sep 05, 2015 10:00 PM EDT
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With Season 2 of Marvel's Daredevil underway, major announcement has been made for the next Netflix superhero series, Marvel's Luke Cage. Will the hero-for-hire, Carl Lucas aka Luke Cage (Mike Colter) meet the super villain known as Shades, from Earth-616 (Theo Rossi)?

As we previously mentioned, Carl Lucas' origin story begins with him being framed for a crime he didn't commit. Wanting to get revenge for the alleged drug bust, the wrongfully accused criminal volunteers for an experimental treatment at the prison. The chemical compounds end up giving him superhuman strength and durability.

Luke Cage will first appear in an episode of Marvel's AKA Jessica Jones. During an investigation in New York City, the super-powered private investigator (Ritter) will encounter the enigmatic superhero. His secrets will dramatically alter Jessica in ways she could never have imagined.

According to Deadline, the Sons of Anarchy actor has landed a series-regular role in the superhero drama. Rossi will be playing Shades (AKA Alvarez), a career criminal and a nemesis to Mike Colter's titular hero. The name may be changed to "Sonny," who is described as "relentless and menacing, smooth and manipulative."

As we mentioned before, the State of Affairs actress, Alfre Woodard, is finalizing her deal to star opposite Colter in the superhero drama. The character breakdown has her listed as Minetta, a powerful woman in local politics who will have an impact on Luke Cage's vigilante lifestyle. Minetta may possibly be a version of Marvel villain Black Mariah, a nemesis in both Luke Cage and the upcoming Iron Fist series, which hasn't been casted yet.

Cheo Hodari Coker (Notorious) serves as executive producer and showrunner on the series.

We have 5 reasons why we're excited to see Mike Colter as Luke Cage.

Marvel's Luke Cage will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2016.

Readers, are you excited to see Theo Rossi on Luke Cage?

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