First ‘Luke Cage’ Episodes Helmed by ‘Sherlock’ Director
Marvel’s Netflix Luke Cage surprised us all with the release of its first teaser, months ahead of a September 30 premiere, and new details of the Hero for Hire’s live-action return have busted out as well. Victor Frankenstein and Sherlock director Paul McGuigan directed the first two installments of the upcoming series, as revealed on social media.
McGuigan seemingly confirmed the news over Twitter, following past September reports from a music syncing company also claiming as much. Earlier tweets would also support the director’s presence filming in New York around the time Luke Cage set photos first started to emerge:
Thus far of Netflix’s Luke Cage, we know that Sons of Anarchy vet Theo Rossi will play “Shades” Alvarez, alongside Mahershala Ali’s Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, Alfre Woodard’s Mariah Dillard, Frank Whaley’s Detective Rafael Scarfe and Simone Missick’s Misty Knight. Marvel menace “Diamondback” has been rumored to appear, while Rosario Dawson is confirmed to her reprise her role as Claire Temple for a more significant arc.