It was rumored a while back, but now it’s been confirmed: Mike Colter has been cast as Luke Cage!
For those who don’t know Colter’s work, he can be found on The Good Wife and The Following, and he’s a strong pick for Luke Cage. It was already rumored that Colter had the part when Deadline announced that two women up for the part of Cage’s sometimes-romantic interest Jessica Jones—Teresa Palmer and Krysten Ritter—had chemistry readings with Colter when they auditioned. (Ritter eventually landed the role.)
But now it’s really real! And we’re excited. Cage and Jones will eventually be teaming up with Charlie Cox’s Daredevil in the Defenders miniseries, after their shows get going. Marvel has yet to announce who will play Iron Fist, the last addition to that team, so we’re on pins and needles for that news!