Power Man is arriving to the original series cast of “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones”. The ’70s originated superhero has a just over forty-years fan-favorite relevance that of recent decades belongs to a short list upon where popular comic book aliases have the prolonging fans query of the encircling paraphrase “When will we finally see this hero appear in a movie or TV series?”. Actor Mike Colter is that question’s answer, Santa hat included on top of it.
The likened fireworks-haloed announcement was presented by Marvel Entertainment yesterday, right on the Holiday Season time-frame.
The move to the Netflix episodic series by Colter succeeds his starring part as Jameson Locke on the Xbox mini-series “Halo: Nightfall”.
“Fans have longed to see Luke Cage and in Mike we’ve found the perfect actor,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “Viewers will get to meet Luke Cage in ‘Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,’ and experience why he is such an important super hero in the Marvel mythos.”
A look to Dec.’s just past kick-off announcement named the first role cast set at Jessica Jones andgoing to Kristen Ritter (“Breaking Bad”, “Veronica Mars”). Colter will star alongside Ritter with their comic book-based roles adapting from the title’s source material.
Marvel outlines the premising introduction.
During the course of an investigation in New York City, private investigator Jessica Jones encounters the enigmatic Luke Cage – a man whose past has secrets that will dramatically alter Jessica in ways she could never have imagined.
A recurrence over multiple seasons on “The Good Wife” relived Colter in the well-recognized portrayal of the drug baron character Lemond Bishop. On a string of break-out performances the South Carolinian actor has distinguished his career in various films the likes of “Million Dollar Baby”, “Zero Dark Thirty”, and “Men in Black 3”. His television reprisals notably appeared on “The Following”, “Ringer” and the “American Horror Story” series.
Luke Cage’s comic book history began with a solo title. His continuity excelled at the point the superhero began the P.I. partnership Heroes for Hire, teamed with martial arts transcendent Danny Rand a.k.a. Iron Fist. Their teaming leagued them with the bionic-armed private detective Misty Knight and samurai phenomenon Colleen Wing. This alliance has been a long-standing identity for all four characters, but mainly an umbrella association highlighting central heroes Cage and Rand. While Iron Fist roots from the creative innovation of the Kung Fu film sensation that swept the 1970s, Power Man epitomized the Blaxploitation franchise craze into his comics at-large establishment.
Power Man first appeared in a starting titular Luke Cage, Hero for Hire. Comic book legendaries Archie Goodwin and John Romita, Sr. created this strong-man stylized superhero with unbreakable skin.
Netflix has already ordered a 13-episode pilot season for “A.K.A. Jessica Jones”.