Though still a ways off before production starts on Marvel’s Luke Cage Netflix series, casting continues on. Today, Deadline is reporting that Son of Anarchy star, Theo Rossi, has been cast in a villain role for the Marvel TV show. Things are still a bit of a mystery still, but the breakdown for Luke Cage includes fake character names with Rossi cast to play the role of “Sonny.” The character is described as relentless and menacing, smooth and manipulative, street smart and controlling. Deadline says that in fact Rossi is playing Luke Cage’s enemy Shades, aka Alvarez, a well-known criminal. I’m pretty sure that this will be in name only with little to no character traits from the comic books.
It is also reported that Rosario Dawson will be appearing in Luke Cage as well. Dawson’s character Claire Temple, aka Night Nurse, first appeared in Daredevil and she will be reprised in Jessica Jones later this year. It was reported a while back that Dawson was contracted for multiple appearances across all the Netflix Marvel shows.
Luke Cage will be coming to Netflix in 2016, along with Season 2 of Daredevil. Jessica Jones will most likely be premiering in late October or early November of this year.