With Mike Colter’s Power Man getting set to join the rest of Marvel’s ‘street level’ heroes in The Defenders later this year, now comes news on some casting additions for the second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage.
As announced by Marvel Television and Netflix, The Night Of’s Mustafa Shakir and Rosewood’s Gabrielle Dennis have been brought in for Season 2 of Cage’s solo show. Shakir will be playing John McIver, a character described as “a natural leader, brimming with charisma, whose mission is focused on Harlem and vengeance.” As for Dennis, her role is that of Tilda Johnson, “a brilliant, holistic doctor with a complicated history in Harlem where, as much as she tries to stay far from trouble, it seems to always find her.”
On these additions, Marvel’s Jeph Loeb said, “Mustafa’s incredible presence and power ignited us from our first meeting, and Gabrielle brings the charm and smarts to be a very complicated role. Both will be wonderful additions to our already magnificent cast.”
Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker enthused, “I can’t wait for audiences to see the compelling paces we put both Mustafa and Gabrielle through. From the moment you see each of them on screen, I feel they will be powerful additions to the world of Marvel and Harlem’s Luke Cage.”
As well as Colter returning as the titular Cage, also confirmed to be returning are Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, and Theo Rossi as Shades.
The current plan calls for Season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage to land on Netflix at a to-be-confirmed 2018 date, whilst Cage will be front-and-centre when he joins Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones, and Finn Jones’ Iron Fist in Marvel’s The Defenders, which debuts on August 18th.SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG
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