As filming for [Marvel's Agent Carter](tag:1119765) begins, and post-production on the long-awaited Jessica JonesJessica Jonesseries wraps up, fans are already eager for information on the next hero to join Marvel's TV lineup. Today, Deadline reported that Sons of Anarchy's Theo Rossi will be joining the growing lineup of cast members on Marvel's third Netflix series, Luke Cage, as a rather important character.
I hear Rossi was cast to play the “Sonny” role, described as relentless and menacing, smooth and manipulative, street smart and controlling. I hear that in fact Rossi would be playing Luke Cage’s enemy Shades aka Alvarez, a well known criminal.
Rossi is already lined up for another TV series, a Sons of Anarchy spinoff titled Low Riders, where he'll star alongside Eva Longoria.
Also joining the cast is Daredevil's Rosario Dawson, who will reprise her role as Claire for the new series. In the comics, Claire is a love interest of Luke Cage's, and Dawson is already slated to appear as the character in Jessica Jones. We'll likely see her jumping storylines as all three shows progress because of her growing close ties to the Defenders.
Mike Colter will lead the series as its title character, a man who gains incredible powers and becomes a superhero for hire, with Cheo Hodari Coker serving as executive producer and showrunner.