Following today’s first images from the set of the production, Marvel has confirmed today that Misty Knight, Shades, Rafael Scarfe and Claire Temple will be joining the characters appearing on the upcoming Netflix series ‘Luke Cage’.
Among confirming that Simone Missick will be playing Misty Knight, a Harlem police detective who is determined to learn the truth about Luke Cage, some new details were revealed by Executive Prodcuer/Marvel’s Head Of Television Leph Loeb.
Looks like we’re going to be meeting the character pre-bionic arm from the sounds of it. Loeb stated:
Next up, Theo Rossi will play Shades, a ruthless criminal with ties to Cage’s mysterious past. Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker commented:
Frank Whaley has been casteen confirmed to play Rafael Scarfe, who is described as a hard-nosed NYPD detective who partners up with Misty Knight in her investigation into Luke Cage. On the character, Coker said the following:
And last, but of course not least, there’s Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple. We of course met this charcter in the season one of ‘Daredevil’ and it seems that Temple will be the “glue” that connects the ‘Defenders’ characters together. It seems that her friendship with Cage will majorly impact both characters’ lives. Said Loeb:
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