Marvel's third superhero franchise coming to Netflix has been a long time coming. Luke Cage, sometimes known as Power Man, was one of Marvel's first black superheroes. Created in 1972 in the height of Blacksploitation movies like Shaft and Foxxy Brown, Luke Cage carried a lot of those 70's African American culture cliches, but with the inclusion of talent like Alfre Woodard and Mahershala Ali, hopefully those tropes will be missing from this new series.
Here's a breakdown of the cast.
Mike Colter as Luke Cage
Simone Missick as Misty KnightMisty Knight
Frank Whaley as Rafael ScarfeRafael Scarfe it Misty Knight's partner and is one of Luke Cage's contacts at the NYPD.
Frank Whaley's intensity should add a lot of depth to the character.
Mahershala Ali as Cottonmouth
Alfre Woodard as Mariah DillardMariah Dillard is a politician looking to clean up the streets of her community by any means necessary. Her plans will be shaken by the appearance of Luke Cage and the nefarious acts of her cousin Cottonmouth.
Theo Rossi as ShadesShades is a former convict with a mysterious connection to Luke Cage. In the comics he has access to a visor that shoots optic blasts.
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