Marvel’s upcoming ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ has opened up casting floodgates in advance of its ‘Daredevil’ predecessor even premiering a trailer for its April 10 Netflix debut, and now another name has joined the ranks. ‘Transformers’ and ‘Crisis’ star Rachael Taylor has been cast in the ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ role of Patsy “Trish” Walker, alternately known as Marvel superhero Hellcat.
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Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ has yet to release a frame of footage from its forthcoming Netflix TV series, but that hasn’t stopped followup series ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ from pushing forward. Not only do we know ‘Who’ the major villain of the Krysten Ritter super-detective drama will be, but David Tennant himself will portray the mysterious purple baddie.
The recent run of casting for Marvel’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ Netflix series brought with it news that ‘Luke Cage’ would first appear in a majorly supporting role, before graduating to his own ‘Defenders’ lead-in series. Now, Marvel has officially confirmed actor Mike Colter will don the yellow shirt and gauntlets as street-level hero-for-hire ‘Luke Cage.’
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Just yesterday saw Krysten Ritter emerging as the frontrunner for Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ Netflix series, with Mike Colter somewhat less certain to be our ‘Luke Cage,’ and today Marvel has officially followed suit to confirm Ritter’s role as the superpowered private detective. Not only that, but the Netflix series to follow ‘Daredevil’ has a shiny new title, becoming Marvel’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones.’
Though Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ has yet to reveal an image of its titular hero in costume, we’d recently learned the second of the ‘Defenders’ series, ‘Jessica Jones’ had begun its casting search. We were split between ‘True Detective’'s Alexandra Daddario and ‘Breaking Bad’'s Krysten Ritter, but the latter seems to have won the role, with ‘The Following’'s Mike Coulter potentially acting as our ‘Luke Cage.’
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Marvel’s Netflix ‘Defenders’ have only been seen through brief glimpses at the forthcoming ‘Daredevil’ TV series, but with ‘Jessica Jones’ to follow, casting news couldn’t be long behind. ‘True Detective’ breakout Alexandra Daddario, Krysten Ritter and more are reportedly under consideration for Marvel’s newest female superhero, plus, find out who’s testing for the role of ‘Luke Cage’!
The Man Without Fear returns to New York as Marvel's Netflix 'Daredevil' formally unveils the first of the 'Defenders' at New York Comic-Con 2014. We're on hand with Marvel TV heads and the entire Netflix cast for a first look at the new superhero drama due out in 2015, so what does Marvel's 'Daredevil' bring to the stage for its first official unveiling? Check out our full panel report for the inside scoop on Marvel's Netflix 'Daredevil!
Marvel fans have anxiously awaited a first look at Netflix's 'Daredevil' series to arrive at New York Comic-Con 2014, but if a new report is to be believed, the superhero empire may already have found its live-action 'Luke Cage' as well. 'Psych' and 'West Wing' star Dulé Hill has reportedly won the part of Marvel's comic book hero for hire, while both 'Jessica Jones' and 'Iron Fist' may soon be announced as well.