Just a few scant hours ago, Marvel’s Netflix Luke Cage cast a key villain, and already the Hero For Hire has a major new ally to balance the scales. Simone Missick has been cast in the role of Marvel’s Misty Knight, a super-powered detective in her own right, and potentially our first link to Netflix’s Iron Fist series.
Despite lacking any official photography of Jessica Jones, Marvel and Netflix keep right on truckin’ with Luke Cage pre-production. Latest to enter the Hero-for-Hire’s world is none other than Sons of Anarchy vet Theo Rossi as a Marvel gangster nemesis, while reports also confirm Rosario Dawson to reprise her Daredevil role as Claire Temple.
The other day Marvel’s Luke Cage took a huge leap forward in casting Alfre Woodard for a major role, and before production begins, even more info on the third Netflix Defender has emerged. Reports place Willis “Diamondback” Stryker as a major antagonist for the series, which may also have a new love interest and official synopsis.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones doesn’t yet have an official photo to its name, but already Netflix successor Luke Cage may have his big bad. Alfre Woodard has reportedly joined the series in a majorly antagonistic role, one adapted from classic Luke Cage villain “Black Mariah.”
The fluid design of Netflix’s website has occasionally given way to early gaffes among the original series, including an early House of Cards Season 3 leak, and Daredevil’s red costume, so might Jessica Jones follow suit? All 13 episode titles from Marvel’s next Defender have reportedly emerged online, some of which could tease a Power-ful climax to the season.
Marvel’s Netflix Defenders have let Jessica Jones out of the box a bit by the latest details, but already production may be gearing up on Mike Colter’s Luke Cage, if we’re to have a new series every six months. The first villain Marvel’s hero for hire will face has reportedly been revealed, and should be familiar to Power Man readers.
Like Daredevil before it, Marvel’s Jessica Jones has been mostly under wraps over the course of production, leaving fans eager for a taste of Netflix’s next Defenders series. And while Marvel itself isn’t budging on a release date, Jessica Jones co-creator Brian Michael Bendis is almost bursting with praise of the new series, including our new Luke Cage.
The show may be titled Jessica Jones, but the second of Netflix’s series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will also introduce another important comic book character in Luke Cage. If you know nothing about Luke Cage and want to enjoy the series completely fresh, do yourself a favor and close this window. If you already know what Mr. Cage is all about, scroll on down for our first look at the character in action!
If you needed any further proof that Marvel is now fully a part of the Walt Disney Company family, look no further than a new collaboration with ESPN (also a subsidiary of Disney).
A group of Marvel artists --- Alex Maleev, Sara Pichelli, Emanuela Lupacchino, Lenil Francis Yu, Frank Cho, Russell Dauterman, Mike Deodato, Jim Cheung and Greg Land --- have contributed original art of Daredevil, Captain Marvel, Medusa, Luke Cage, She-Hulk, Iron Fist, Iron Man, The Hulk and Ant-Man to a "superhero edition" of ESPN Magazine's famous "Body Issue," an annual celebration of athletic physiques (with lots of pictures of naked people).
Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions.