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Marvel casts Mike Colter, Halo 5's Agent Locke, as Luke Cage

Marvel and Netflix confirmed today that Mike Colter will play Luke Cage, the superhero also known as Power Man, in the upcoming series Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones, the second of four planned Netflix shows based in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Colter is likely best known to gamers as Agent Jameson Locke, the star of 343 Industries' live action series Halo: Nightfall and next year's Xbox One game Halo 5: Guardians. He's also appeared in TV series The Good Wife and Ringer. Colter will star as Luke Cage opposite Krysten Ritter in A.K.A. Jessica Jones, which is scheduled to hit Netflix in 2015, sometime after Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil series.

Here's how Marvel describes Jones and Cage's meeting in A.K.A. Jessica Jones:

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.

Though Marvel doesn't explicitly say it in a release, Colter will presumably also play Luke Cage in his own dedicated series. Marvel and Netflix agreed to produce four 13-episode series featuring the heroes of Hell's Kitchen, New York: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A Netflix mini-series featuring all four characters, called The Defenders, is also planned.

Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil is slated to hit in 2015. The show stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Rosario Dawson, Scott Glenn and Vincent D'Onofrio.

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