‘Luke Cage’ Gets Misty-Eyed in New Netflix Photo
We’re just over a month from Netflix’s long-awaited Luke Cage premiere, and if any one character has fans more excited for the big man himself, it’s Simone Missick’s Misty Knight. The Marvel hero in her own right made sparse appearances in the trailer and photos, but gets full spotlight in a new still from the coming premiere.
Netflix quietly slipped in a new photo from the third Defender series (Misty was oddly absent from earlier photos), spotlighting a brief scene from the trailer (and one shown at Comic-Con 2016). Fans are certainly anxious to see Missick’s Misty Knight granted her own series, while recent reports of an appearance in Iron Fist were quietly walked back.
Says the official synopsis:
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Netflix’s Luke Cage will feature among its supporting cast Sons of Anarchy vet Theo Rossi as “Shades” Alvarez, alongside Mahershala Ali’s Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, Alfre Woodard’s Mariah Dillard, Erik LaRay Harvey’s Diamondback, Frank Whaley’s Detective Rafael Scarfe and Simone Missick’s Misty Knight. Additionally, Rosario Dawson is confirmed to her reprise her role as Claire Temple for a more significant arc.