Mike Colter is Luke Cage

mike colterMarvel has announced their latest casting decision. Mike Colter will star as Luke Cage, making is debut in Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones. That series is one of the many series Marvel will be launching on Netflix in 2015. The series will be released after Marvel’s Daredevil.

Colter will star opposite Krysten Ritter who will play the title role. He will then likely headline his own series which has been mentioned as part of Marvel’s plans for Netflix.

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.

After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.

Colter can currently be seen in the XBox original series Halo: Nightfall and has appeared in numerous television series.