The third Marvel series for Netflix, Luke Cage, should begin shooting soon, and we’ll see the show in 2016. The series follows Daredevil, which had its first season debut earlier this year, and Jessica Jones, which just finished it’s primary shoot, and will debut later in 2015. Luke Cage will star Mike Coulter as the title character (who gets his introduction in Jessica Jones) but at this point we don’t know much more about the show.
There’s a rumored Luke Cage synopsis doing the rounds, however, and since the character is probably an unknown to mainstream audiences we’ll indulge it, even if the description is basically just a condensed synopsis of early Marvel Comics issues. Read More »
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Mike Colter (The Good Wife) will be Luke Cage for Netflix and Marvel, with his gig beginning in the new Jessica Jones series that premieres later this year, and continuing into his own show. But Luke Cage won’t be a one man show, of course, and now we know that Alfre Woodard (State of Affairs, True Blood) will play a significant role in the thirteen-episode series. We’ve got some details on the Alfre Woodard Luke Cage deal below. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
Now that the world has fallen in love with Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Netflix and Marvel TV are ready to introduce you to two more of its small-screen heroes. The first photos from the upcoming series Jessica Jones have been revealed, featuring Krysten Ritter as the title character and Mike Colter as Luke Cage. Get your Jessica Jones first look after the jump. Read More »
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 »
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 »
Posted on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
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 »
The second Halo: Nightfall trailer — that being the Ridley Scott-produced digital series directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan — shows a bit more scope than what we saw in the first trailer. There’s a ship or two, a hint of the Covenant, and at least the backdrop of the vista of a Halo ring. Mike Colter (The Good Wife) stars as Jameson Locke, who is caught in a plot that is potentially both a political conspiracy and something like a bug hunt. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
Today at Microsoft’s annual E3 press conference there was no word about the Steven Spielberg-produced Halo series that is expected to premiere in 2015. But there was some brief info on the other series based on the Halo games, which counts Ridley Scott as a producer. That one is a smaller-budgeted “digital series” originally said to be similar to Halo: Forward Until Dawn. Now we know the title: Halo Nightfall. Read More »