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Charlie Cox is Daredevil, Krysten Ritter is Jessica Jones and Mike Colter is Luke Cage. So far, those are the leads of the major Netflix Marvel shows. There’s still one major character to cast – Iron Fist – and probably many good, secondary characters too. Now we might know the actor who plays one of those roles.

Speaking to Howard Stern, Ryan Phillippe said he’s been talking to Marvel about appearing in one of their Netflix shows. Read the Ryan Phillippe Marvel news below. Read More »

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Luke Cage showrunner

Daredevil is out next week, AKA Jessica Jones is filming, and now Netflix and Marvel are setting up the third piece of their universe. With Mike Colter already cast as Luke Cage, now he needs a boss. Cheo Hodari Coker has been hired as head writer and showrunner of the Netflix Luke Cage show, which will hit the format next year. Read more about the Luke Cage showrunner below. Read More »

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Marvel Netflix series release dates

Marvel’s first Netflix show, Daredevil, will show up on the service April 10. And Marvel just cast Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones for AKA Jessica Jones and Mike Colter as Luke Cage. That may sound like those two shows are coming soon. Plus, there was a rumor that Jessica Jones would be out by the end of 2015. Unfortunately, the Chief Content Officer of Netfix, Ted Sarandos, doused those dreams a bit when he said audiences should expect new Marvel shows about a year apart.

Sarandos has since eased up on that window a bit but it sounds like you shouldn’t rush through Daredevil too fast because the wait could be long before we get to the final shows. Read more about the potential Marvel Netflix series release dates below. Read More »

Luke Cage casting

The first collaboration between Marvel Studios and Netflix is Daredevil, which features Charlie Cox as blind New York City attorney Matt Murdock, who assumes a heroic alter-ego to fight crime in Hell’s Kitchen. The second collaboration will be A.K.A. Jessica Jones, which will star Krysten Ritter as the title character, a former superhero turned private investigator. And the third will be Luke Cage, featuring a guy who, in Marvel Comics lore, gained powers through experiments done to him in prison. Now we’ve got the primary Luke Cage casting, as Mike Colter — long rumored for the part — has been cast in the title role.  Read More »

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UPDATE: Marvel.com has confirmed Ritter’s casting and the title of the show, A.K.A. Jessica Jones. The original story follows and the press release is after the jump.

Marvel has yet to cast Captain Marvel, but they’ve chosen the lead of the Netflix series Jessica Jones. Krysten Ritter, best known for her work on Breaking Bad, Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars, has been tapped to play the lead character. Jones is a superhero with post-traumatic-stress-disorder who retires and becomes a detective, helping both regular people as well as superheroes. Melissa Rosenberg is showrunning the series, which will be the second of four Marvel Studios is bringing to Netflix. The first, Daredevil, is almost done shooting its first season. Read more about the Jessica Jones casting below. Additionally, it’s looking like Mike Colter will be cast as Luke Cage. Read More »

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Jessica Jones Casting

With shooting already well underway on Daredevil, Marvel is getting the ball rolling on its next two Netflix shows. Testing has begun for the lead role in Jessica Jones, with Krysten Ritter, Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer, and Jessica De Gouw in the mix.

Meanwhile, Lance Gross and Mike Colter are being looked at to play Luke Cage, the character who will appear on Jessica Jones before going off to headline his own series. Hit the jump for more details on the Luke Cage and Jessica Jones casting. Read More »

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a really big one, containing more talented actors than we can count. But it’s only getting bigger, and that means there’s still room for other exciting additions. Like, Michael K. Williams hopes, Michael K. Williams. The Wire star confessed his desire to play Black Panther in a recent interview.

Meanwhile, another The Wire alum, Idris Elba, is stomping out rumors that he may play Luke Cage in the planned Netflix series. In fact, according to him, the role has already been cast with someone else. Hit the jump for more on the Michael K Williams Black Panther hopes and the Idris Elba Luke Cage denials.

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Luke Cage

As Marvel preps their first Netflix TV show, Daredevil, fans are already looking toward the other four shows: Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, with them all leading to The Defenders. It’s a unique time for each of those properties, as each has yet to cast anyone. Actors big and small are eyeing and vying for some of the leads.

One actor who’s both big and small has now put his hat into the ring to play Cage. His name is Mars Crain and while you may not have heard of him, he’s a hulk of a man, easily the personification of Cage. He got his start in Will Smith’s Hancock and was recently cast by Paul Thomas Anderson for his upcoming film, Inherent Vice. Crain seems poised to break out. To help facilitate that career upswing, he’s made a sizzle reel showing off his desire to play Cage for the Netflix show. Check out the Mars Crain Luke Cage video below. Read More »