Marvel cast Jessica Jones and Luke Cage in Netflix Defender series

Published On December 5, 2014 » 1951 Views» By Darren Dimmick » Headlines, News, TV
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With Netflix jumping on the bad wagon of the comic book genre, it has been announced that Krysten Ritter will play superhero detective Jessica Jones, and Mike Colter will portray ultra-powerful Luke Cage.

Jessica Jones and Luke Cage will follow Marvel’s Daredevil and precede Iron Fist in leading to an all-star Defenders miniseries.

Former Breaking Bad actress Ritter and The Good Wife’s Colter have emerged as Marvel’s picks to play the heroes following an extensive audition process, reports Deadline.

Arrow’s Jessica De Gouw and Warm Bodies actress Teresa Palmer were previously tipped as being in talks to play Jessica Jones, while rumoured Luke Cage contenders included Temptation’s Lance Gross and Divergent star Cleo Anthony.

Luke Cage will apparently be introduced in Jessica Jones, before moving into his own limited run Netflix series.

Marvel has yet to confirm any casting details for either Netflix show.

Charlie Cox portrays blind lawyer-turned-vigilante Matt Murdock in Netflix’s first Marvel series Daredevil.

Marvel’s Daredevil will premiere next May, and is expected to tie-in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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