Mike Colter, who plays LUKE CAGE, seems like one of the most excited of the Netflix/Marvel bunch who’ve taken on the lead roles of their own shows. The actor appeared for a fair few episodes in JESSICA JONES last year and has been set for his own standalone series, LUKE CAGE, for quite some time now.
Colter has already briefly mentioned the fourth planned show, IRON FIST, saying the character could show up in LUKE CAGE later this year or he could show up in that show. As for casting, that’s something we didn’t think had happened for the IRON FIST series just yet, but according to Colter, Netflix have already cast the lead role of Danny Rand:
“The actor has been cast, but he’s in a basement somewhere. When the time is right, they’ll let him up and tell him where he is. I am [excited]. I’ll get a nice little break, after doing Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Whether I’m in [his show], I don’t know, but there’s The Defenders.”
We wonder if this is true and if it is, when we’ll actually find out about the casting of who’ll be playing Rand in the series. Colter went on to mention THE DEFENDERS, which will see all four heroes come together, but we still don’t have a release date for that, nor IRON FIST.
LUKE CAGE is expected to hit Netflix later this year, as was teased in a recent Twitter pic from JESSICA JONES stating November.