With ‘Jessica Jones’ in the can and ready for a November release date, production has finally begun on Marvel and Netflix’s third original series, ‘Luke Cage’. Mike Colter will reprise his role as the titular hero that works to keep the streets of Harlem safe. And after a number of casting announcements have been revealed lately, we finally have our first look at some of the stars on set.
Earlier this week, Marvel Television officially confirmed that Alfre Woodard and Mahershala Ali would be joining the cast of the third piece of the ‘Defenders’ puzzle as Harlem politician Mariah Dillard and her cousin Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes. Now, Coming Soon has a look at the stars on set in New York City. It’s unclear what the villainous figures are doing in this scene, but you can catch a glimpse of the characters on their site. Here is the synopsis of the show:
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city–forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Since the ball has started rolling on ‘Luke Cage’, it seems like new details are coming out fast and furious. At this rate, it’s possible that we might even see Simone Missick’s Misty Knight or Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple on set very soon. I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to seeing Misty and that bionic arm of hers kick some serious ass.
What do you think about the first look at Mariah Dillard and Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes from Marvel and Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’? What do you suppose the cousins are up to in this scene and in the series in general? And who do you hope to see pop up in some set pictures next? Sound off in the comments.